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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


  • Learn about the many tree species that make up our urban forest

  • City staff are available to help you

  • Learn how to properly plant a tree

  • Learn how to properly prune a tree

Everything you need to know about the new tree code and planting and care for your trees.

Title 11 (June 2019)

View the entire tree code as a pdf

Customer Service Availability

Phone number, email, hours, and location

How to Measure a Tree

Learn how to quickly and accurately measure the DBH (diameter at breast height) of any tree

Local Tree Care Providers

Find an arborist or tree care provider near you

Tree Planting Programs

Learn who's planting trees in Portland's neighborhoods and watersheds and get involved!

Protecting Trees During Construction

Prescriptive path and performance path methods

Title 11 Trees

Read Portland's new tree code on the City Auditor's website

How to Root Prune Properly

Strategic and proper root pruning may help prevent future tree-sidewalk conflicts

The Benefits of Trees

Studies showing the economic, environmental, social, and individual benefits of trees; calculate the benefits of your trees

Plans and Reports

Urban Forestry Management Plan, Urban Forest Action Plan, canopy reports, and monthly Urban Forestry Reports

Oregon State University Tree Care Resources

OSU Extension staff produced a variety of videos on forestry and tree related topics around the theme, "Ten Things to Know About..."

Leaf Day Pickup

Portland's fall tree leaf removal program

Citywide Tree Project

Learn about the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability's process to revise the tree code