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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

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It’s yard maintenance time! If you’re working on your trees, make sure you follow current rules.

Trees make Portland neighborhoods green & livable. Check if you need a permit before doing any tree work this spring.

Tree work in Portland? A permit is needed for many pruning, planting and cutting tasks. Call before you cut.

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Many residents have heard about Portland’s tree code recently. Rules that went into effect in 2015 apply to homeowners, developers and property owners. Call before you cut to learn if you need a permit before embarking on tree maintenance.

Trees help make our neighborhoods green and livable. Most tree work, including pruning, cutting and replanting, requires a permit to protect our urban forest. Learn more.

Portlanders and the City are working together to protect and preserve our tree heritage that helps make Portland a special place. A permit is needed for most tree work on street trees and larger private trees. Learn more before doing any tree cutting, pruning or planting.