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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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UFC Committees

Each Urban Forestry Commissioner serves on or chairs at least one committee. Most choose to serve on more than one. There are six standing committees.


Policy Committee  

Heritage Tree Committee

Appeals Board


Policy Committee

The Policy Committee focuses on issues related to regulations and City policy, serving to prioritize, promote, and monitor activities surrounding City regulations and funding of the urban forestry program.  

Heritage Tree Committee

The Heritage Tree Committee works in conjunction with the City Forester and staff to identify, evaluate, and nominate distinctive trees for designation as Heritage Trees. The program seeks particularly to protect old, large, historic, and botanically significant trees.

Appeals Board

The Appeals Board hears and adjudicates disagreements between a citizen’s tree-related request (e.g., removal of a street tree) and a ruling by the City Forester.

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