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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 5000
Portland, Oregon 97201

503-823-TREE (8733)

Brian Landoe, Assistant Program Specialist for Urban Forestry


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Urban Forestry Commission

  • 2017 Urban Forestry Commission Members

  • Urban Forestry Commission member Damon Schrosk (right) consults with PP&R staff Martin Nicholson (left) about a potential Heritage Tree

Mission Statement: "We advocate, we advise, and we engage the public."

Eleven volunteer advocates for the urban forest, advancing the public conversation and advising the City of Portland

About us

Appointed by the Mayor in consultation with the Parks Commissioner, the Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) is comprised of 11 volunteers who have demonstrated an interest in the preservation of trees and the beautification of Portland. The Commission serves as an advisory group to the PP&R Director and to the City Forester. The Commission reviews development plans and assesses the impact on the urban forest. It also acts as an appeals board for tree permits, sponsors the Heritage Tree Program, and educates the community about urban forestry issues.

Commission Members

Vivek Shandas (Chair), Barbara Hollenbeck (Vice Chair), Catherine Mushel (Secretary), Anjeanette Brown, Gregg Everhart, Brian French, Lorena Nascimento, Daniel Newberry, Damon Schrosk, Thuy Tu, Megan Van De Mark

Upcoming Meeting of the Urban Forestry Commission

July 19, 2018
9:30 - 11:15am
City Hall, Lovejoy Room, 2nd Floor

Agenda and Materials

View materials from previous meetings

 Urban Forestry Commission Calendar

All UFC meetings are posted on the UFC calendar. Please follow the above link for upcoming events. Information on recurring monthly meetings, including UFC Committees, is included below:

UFC Monthly Meeting
Third Thursday of every month
9:30 - Noon
City Hall, Lovejoy Room, 2nd Floor

Education and Outreach Committee Meeting 
First Wednesday of every month
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Congress Center, 1001 SW 5th, Room 507

Policy Committee Meeting 
First Tuesday of every month
12:00 - 1:30 PM
Congress Center, 1001 SW 5th, Room 528



Please address postal correspondence as follows:

Urban Forestry Commission
Attention: Brian Landoe
1900 SW 4th Ave., Suite 5000
Portland, OR 97201

Providing Public Comment

All monthly meetings of the Urban Forestry Commission are open to the public and community involvement is encouraged. The first five minutes of every meeting are reserved for testimony and more time can be arranged if you contact us in advance. Simply send an email to and we'll find time on a future agenda.

If you do plan to attend a meeting and provide comment, please briefly review the following information.

  1. Sign Up: At the UFC meeting, simply add your name to the public comment sign-up list by 8:00am.
  2. Have a Seat: When the Commission Chair calls your name, please come up to the seat designated for UFC guest presenters.
  3. Come Prepared: If you bring hand-outs, please bring 15 copies. If you email the file to by 2pm the day before, we can print them out for you. 
  4. Relax: The UFC is made up of community members who care about the city’s trees, just like you. Remember you’re among neighbors and peers who are eager to hear what you have to say.