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Portland Trees

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phone: (503) 823-TREE (8733)

email: trees@portlandoregon.gov

1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

What is a street tree?

What is a street tree?

A street tree is any tree that is growing in the City right-of-way, whether in improved (between the sidewalk and the curb) or unimproved (no sidewalk and/or cur) right-of-way.

How do i determine if a tree is a street tree or a private property tree?

Most street trees are in the planting strip between the sidewalk and the curb.

To determine if a tree in an alleyway or unimproved street is a street tree:
1) Go to PortlandMaps.com.
2) Type in the address, or navigate to your location on the map.
3) Click on the airplane icon at the top to turn on the aerial photo view.
4) Determine if the tree is inside or outside of the yellow lot line. If it is inside (or mostly inside) the line, then it is a private property tree. 

If the tree is partially on private property and partially in the right-of-way, how do I determine if it is a street tree or a private property tree?

If the tree was planted or likely planted on private property, it is a private property tree. If the trunk of the tree is over 50% on private property, it is a private property tree.

If 50% or more of the trunk is in the right-of-way, it is a street tree.