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Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-PLAY (7529)

Fax: 503-823-6007

1120 SW Fifth Ave., Suite 1302, Portland, OR 97204

Urban Forestry

  • Get involved with the 2015 Street Tree Inventory!

  • Check out amazing Heritage Trees in throughout the city of Portland!

  • Urban Forestry manages over 236,000 trees along streets and 1.2 million trees within parks.

Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry's mission is to manage and ensure Portland's urban forest infrastructure for current and future generations. Portland’s urban forest consists of 236,000 street trees, 1.2 million park trees, and innumerable private property trees. Urban Forestry is involved in managing or regulating all of these trees to differing degrees. Urban Forestry staff issue permits for planting, pruning, and removal of all public and some private trees and are on call 24/7 to respond to tree emergencies. 

Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry

Phone: 503-823-TREE (8733)
Fax: 503-823-4493
Mailing address: 1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 5000
Portland, OR 97201

Emergency hours
call 503-823-TREE (8733) 24/7 for public tree hazards

Customer service hours
phone: M-F 7am-3:30pm
walk-ins: M, Tu, W, F 8am-12pm and 12:30pm-3pm; Th 8am-12pm
Development Services Center
1900 SW 4th Avenue, 1st Floor
Portland, OR 97201

A new tree code, Title 11 Trees, is in effect.
Visit the Portland Trees website at to find the new tree permit requirements and applications.

Tree Permits

Visit the new Portland Trees website at to learn about tree permits and get permit applications

Tree Problems

Report an emergency or tree permit violation, learn what to do when trees conflict with infrastructure, and learn how to resolve neighbor tree conflicts

Heritage Trees of Portland

Portland has nearly 300 Heritage Trees, protected by City Code and celebrated for their age, size, history, or horticultural significance

Urban Forestry Commission

The Urban Forestry Commission is comprised of volunteers who have demonstrated an interest in the preservation of trees and the beautification of Portland. The Commission serves as an advisory group on forestry-related issues