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Portland Trees

Call before you cut

phone: (503) 823-TREE (8733)


1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

This page will post important announcements from Urban Forestry and service level updates for permits. 


**Due to storm activities, permit turnaround time has been delayed to 4-5 weeks**

Deferred planting ends October 1 - plant required trees today!

If you received a tree removal and replanting permit during the hot, dry months of May through September, your tree planting requirements were deferred until October 1. Now is the time to plant required trees, as the cool and wet weather is less stressful and results in more successful establishment

Required tree planting helps mitigate the loss of canopy when a tree is removed. PP&R Urban Forestry staff visit permit sites to check for tree planting compliance in winter.

Visit our resources page to learn how to plant, find a list of nurseries, and learn where to get help planting.


Two trees, the sycamore maple (Acer pseudoplatanus) and the horse chestnut (Aesculus hippocastanum) were added to the Nuisance Species List.The nuisance list was updated in the 2016 edition of the Portland Plant List. To see all nuisance and native species, please visit our Resource page.

                                                       sycamore maple

                                                      horse chestnut