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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


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

503-823-TREE (8733)

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Urban Forestry

  • 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. Our urban forest consists of 220,000 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- creating and implementing the city's Urban Forest Management Plan, fostering community tree awareness and stewardship, developing tree policies and programs, monitoring and assessing the urban forest, issuing permits for planting, pruning, and removal of public and some private trees, and responding to tree emergencies.

Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry

Phone: 503-823-TREE (8733)
Fax: 503-823-4493

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, Oregon 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.