Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)
1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204
Change is coming to Mt.Tabor Yard!
The tree nursery at Mt.Tabor yard is closing due to budget cuts and after using as many of these trees as we can in our parks and green spaces, there are still a few left.
We’d like to thank our neighbors and volunteers by inviting you to come and choose from our remaining stock. Come give a home to some of these great trees and help grow Portland’s urban forest!
Below is a sample of the trees we will have available.
Trees range in size from whips to 2”+, balled and burlapped specimens.
Smaller trees may be in pots, or need to be dug, larger trees are balled and burlapped.
There will be an tractor on hand to load balled and burlapped trees.
Douglas fir (Psuedotsuga menzeisii) – A true Oregon native, this large tree needs a big space to reach its full potential. (8.5ft or > planting strips without wires)
Black tupelo (Nyssa sylvatica) – This is a drought tolerant southerner for medium sized spaces. (4ft or > planting strips with wires)
Accolade elm (Ulmus "Accolade") – This disease resistant elm will bring its large green vase to your home or planting strip. (6ft or > planting strips without wires)
Lodgepole pine (Pinus contorta) – a large straight trunked evergreen that will need room to go up! (6ft or > planting strips without wires)
Common hackberry (Celtis occidentalis) – Distinctive bark and small berries are a few of the things that give this large hardwood interest. (8.5ft or > planting strips without wires)
Incense cedar (Calocedrus decurrens) – A majestic evergreen this large tree will need room to grow. (8.5ft or > planting strips without wires)
If you intend to plant your tree between the sidewalk and the curb, you will need a site inspection and a permit.
Street trees fall within the public right of way and as such they are regulated by the City of Portland, and must meet certain standards.
When you sign up, indicate that you will be planting a street tree and we will schedule a city tree inspector to come out, mark the curb with the appropriate planting location prior to issuing a permit.
When you choose your tree, make sure it is on the approved street tree planting lists.