1900 SW 4th Ave, Portland, OR 97201
April 18, 2016
Due to recent public concern about large trees being removed in development situations in Portland neighborhoods, amendments to Title 11, Trees, were developed to strengthen regulations pertaining to tree preservation, especially preservation of large sized trees, in development situations on private property. The project began in November 2015 and was jointly staffed by the Bureau of Parks and Recreation-Urban Forestry and the Bureau of Development Services, the two bureaus responsible for implementing Title 11.
On April 13, 2016 City Council approved the amendments to Title 11, Trees. The amendments become effective on May 13, 2016.
The amendments to Title 11 are summarized as follows:
The following new forms relate to the notification requirement for removal of non-exempt trees 36 inches or greater in diameter. Applicants will be required to submit a certification form verifying notification requirements have been met. This certification must be submitted prior to development permit issuance.
Questions about the project history may be directed to Emily Sandy at the Bureau of Development Services (503) 823-7828 or Emily.Sandy@portlandoregon.gov. Questions about how the regulations may apply to specific development projects may be directed to Bureau of Development Services Planning and Zoning staff at(503) 823-7526 or Parks Tree Technician staff at 503) 823-TREE(8733). Staff is also available in the Development Services Center during its regular business hours.