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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 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

Appointed by the Mayor in consultation with the Parks Commissioner, the Urban Forestry Commission 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.

Please address postal correspondence as follows:

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

To email the commission, contact Brian Landoe at He will forward your message.

Commission Members

Mark Bello (Chair), Barbara Hollenbeck (Vice Chair), Catherine Mushel (Secretary), Gregg Everhart, Brian French, Daniel Newberry, Meryl Redisch, Damon Schrosk, Vivek Shandas, and Thuy Tu.

Commission Meetings

Third Thursday of every month, 8:30 - 11:00 AM at City Hall, 1221 SW 4th Ave

Next Monthly Meeting
Thursday, April 20, 2017

8:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Lovejoy Room, Portland City Hall


Other Upcoming Meetings

Heritage Tree Committee Meeting
March 31, 2017
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM
Heritage Tree #319 at 1904-1924 SE Umatilla, then Sellwood Community Center, 1436 SE Spokane St.

Education & Outreach Committee Meeting 
First Wednesday of every month
Wednesday, March 1, 2017
1:00 - 3:00 PM
Portland Building: Forest Park Room, 13th Floor

Policy Committee Meeting 
Third Thursday of every month
Thursday, March 16, 2017
1:00 - 2:30 PM
Starbucks at PacWest Center, 1211 SW 5th Ave


2017 Bill Naito Community Trees Award

The Urban Forestry Commission created this annual award in honor of the builder and community leader who did so much to beautify Portland with trees. Click on the link to find the application and past award winners

A Brief History of Naito Awardees

Past recipients of the Naito Community Trees Award

UFC Recommendation on the Interim Rule for Tree Replacement

After a 2 hour public hearing, the Urban Forestry Commission deliberated on their recommendations for the Interim Rule on tree replacement following removal

Apply to Join the UFC

Description of the responsibilities and a link to the application

UFC Committees

There are six committees under the Urban Forestry Commission