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Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

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It’s yard maintenance time! Make sure to follow current rules for all tree work. The City is here to help

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

Tree work in Portland? Many pruning, planting & cutting tasks need a permit. Call before you cut – we can help

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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. The City is here to help with answers and resources. Visit the Portland Trees website to learn if you need a permit before embarking on spring 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. We’re here to help! Portlanders can easily request a free street tree health inspection, check a permit status, find planting lists, locate tree care providers and more.

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