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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Urban Forestry Commission

Urban Forestry Commission

Urban Forestry Commission members from left: Meryl Redisch (Chair), Ricardo Moreno, Dianna Shervey, Stephen Peacock, Kris Day, Michael McCloskey, Catherine Mushel, Joe Poracsky

Appointed by the Mayor in consultation with the Parks Commissioner, the Urban Forestry Commission is comprised of volunteers who have demonstrated an interest in the preservation of trees and the beautification of Portland. The Commission serves as an advisory group to the PP&R Director and to the City Forester. The Commission reviews development plans and assesses the impact on the urban forest. It also acts as an appeal board for right-of-way street tree permits, sponsors the Heritage Tree Program, and educates the community about urban forestry issues.

Commission Meetings
3rd Thursday of every month
8:15-11:00 AM
City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave, Lovejoy Room

Commission Members
Meryl Redisch (Chair), Kris Day, Michael McCloskey, Ricardo Moreno, Catherine Mushel, Stephen Peacock, Joe Poracsky, Dianna Shervey

Upcoming Meeting
Thursday April 17, 8:15-11 AM
View the agenda


Apply to Join the UFC

Description of the responsibilities and a link to the application

UFC Committees

There are six committees under the Urban Forestry Commission

Bill Naito Community Trees Award

The Urban Forestry Commission created this annual award in honor of the builder and community leader who did so much to beautify Portland with trees. Click on the link to find the application and past award winners

UFC Annual Reports

Annual reports highlighting Urban Forestry Commission activities

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