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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Trees

Call before you cut

phone: (503) 823-TREE (8733)


1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

  • Rules for removal, pruning and planting help preserve the urban forest

  • Learn about tree requirements and permits for development

  • Find resources and information on trees and tree care

Trees benefit all Portlanders

Portland's tree code works to:

- Protect trees during development

- Preserve trees as a community asset

- Plant new trees when others are removed, ensuring that the urban forest and its benefits continue to grow

- Educate people about proper tree care and the benefits of trees

- Increase the resiliency of the urban forest in the face of threats such as climate change and tree pests


available Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 3:30pm
503-823-TREE (8733)
press 1 - public tree hazard hotline (available 24/7 -- transfers to emergency dispatch after business hours
press 2 - tree preservation inspections for open development permits
press 3 - root pruning permit requests
press 4 - learn about tree permit requirements
press 5 - general inquiries
press 6 - walk-in hours and location


Development Services Center
1900 SW 4th Avenue, 1st Floor
Portland, OR 97201

Tree Permit Application Review and Intake

Service Timeframe:
The DSC doors open at 7:30 AM for permit set-up Monday through Friday.

Urban Forestry staff are available Monday - Friday: Beginning at 8:00 am - 12 pm and 12:30 pm ending at 3:00 pm (Thursday ending at 12:00 pm)

If your intake or review is not completed by 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday (12:00 pm on Thursday), regardless of where you are in the process, you will be required to return another business day in order to continue the process


South Park Block Trees

Portland's trees provide numerous benefits to the city, such as stormwater interception, reduced air pollution, urban heat island mitigation, and wildlife habitat. Learn more about the benefits of trees »