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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

  • Get Involved with the 2014 Street Tree Inventory

  • Visit Portland’s Heritage Trees

  • Urban Forestry prepares for the tree planting season

Portland’s urban forest consists of 236,000 street trees, 1.2 million park trees, and innumerable private property trees. Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry is involved in managing or regulating all of these trees to differing degrees. Urban Forestry staff issue permits for planting, pruning, and removal of all public and some private trees and are on call 24/7 to respond to tree emergencies. 

Portland Parks & Recreation
City Nature Urban Forestry
10910 N Denver Avenue
Portland, OR 97217
Phone: 503-823-4489
Fax: 503-823-4493
Business hours: M-F 7am-3:30pm
Directions to Urban Forestry

A new tree code, Title 11 Trees, will be in effect starting January 2, 2015
Learn how the new tree code will affect your trees

Public information sessions for the new tree code are now up on the Urban Forestry calendar

Tree Permits

Find out if you need a permit and how to get a permit to prune, remove, or plant trees


Report an emergency or tree permit violation, learn what to do when trees conflict with infrastructure, and learn how to resolve neighbor tree conflicts


Find a local arborist, learn how to properly measure trees, explore the value of urban trees, and much more

Urban Forestry Commission

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 on forestry-related issues