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Portland Trees

Call before you cut

phone: (503) 823-TREE (8733)


1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

  • Rules for removal, pruning and planting help preserve the urban forest

  • Learn about tree requirements and permits for development

  • Find resources and information on trees and tree care

Trees benefit all Portlanders

Portland's tree code works to:

- Protect trees during development

- Preserve trees as a community asset

- Plant new trees when others are removed, ensuring that the urban forest and its benefits continue to grow

- Educate people about proper tree care and the benefits of trees

- Increase the resiliency of the urban forest in the face of threats such as climate change and tree pests


South Park Block Trees

Portland's trees provide numerous benefits to the city, such as stormwater interception, reduced air pollution, urban heat island mitigation, and wildlife habitat. Learn more about the benefits of trees »