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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

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

Nuisance Tree List

The Portland Plant List is comprised of two lists and supporting information: the Native Plants List and the Nuisance Plants List. Both plant lists are integral to the City of Portland’s natural resource protection program and invasive species management strategy. The plants identified on the Nuisance Plants List are prohibited from being planted within the Environmental Overlay Zone, Greenway Overlay Zone, and the Pleasant Valley Natural Resources Overlay Zone. Click here to find your zoning. In addition, species on the Nuisance Plant List cannot be planted as street trees or be installed in City required landscaping areas. 

Trees on the Nuisance Plants List:

  • Nuisance trees include any subspecies, varieties, or cultivars of species on the Nuisance Plants List.
  • No permit is required to remove nuisance trees on private property.
  • A permit is required to remove trees on City rights-of-way.
  • Permits are not issued to plant nuisance trees in City rights-of-way.

 

Norway maple                                          Acer platanoides

tree-of-heaven                                          Ailanthus altissima

cutleaf birch                                              Betula pendula

English hawthorn                                    Crataegus monogyna

English holly                                             Ilex aquafolium

golden chain tree                                     Laburnum wateri

empress/princess tree                           Paulownia tomentosa

white poplar                                              Populus alba

sweet cherry                                             Prunus avium

English laurel                                           Prunus laurocerasus

black locust                                              Robinia pseudoacacia

European mountain ash                       Sorbus aucuparia

Siberian elm                                            Ulmus pumila


download the Nuisance Tree List


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