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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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Free Yard Trees

We came, we saw and we gave away over 100 Trees at Arbor Day! 

Stay tuned for details on the Fall 2018 Giveaways


  • Trees are not to be used for planting permit requirements

  • Trees are not to be used in conjunction with the Treebate program sponsored by Bureau of Environmental Services


Yard Tree Species Information
We offer a variety of trees ranging from medium to large in size and include native, conifer, evergreen, and deciduous species. All trees should fit in a car/truck, grocery cart or make a nice companion on the bus! When choosing a species, please consider the available space in your yard for roots and branches as well as how much sun your yard gets each day. 

Planting Location
Yard trees should be planted a minimum of 10 feet from any side of your house, two feet from property lines or five feet from a driveway or water meter. For advice on where in your yard to plant your tree, check out Right Tree, Right Place from the Arbor Day Foundation.

Planting and Care
We will be demonstrating how to plant a tree at the giveaway so you know exactly how to plant your container tree. We’ll send you home with a free watering bucket filled with mulch and educational materials that will reinforce our demonstration to help you properly care for your tree. You can also download and print the guide on Yard Tree Planting and Care.

Free Planting and Delivery for People with Limited Mobility
Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry will provide yard tree delivery and planting for Portlanders with limited mobility. Let us know at the event if you might need our help.

If you would like an email reminder for this event click here!

If you have a question in the meantime, please contact us at or call 503-823-4025