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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

Tree Concerns

  • Call 503-823-TREE (8733) for street and park tree emergencies

  • Contact the City about common tree problems

  • Urban Forestry works to protect trees in the city

  • Learn about common tree diseases and pests

A street tree emergency is any immediate tree hazard that is blocking or threatening the street or public right-of-way. Call Urban Forestry at 503-823-TREE (8733) to report a street tree emergency. Emergency dispatchers are available 24/7.

Report a Tree Emergency

For tree emergencies on publicly owned land or right-of-way within the City of Portland, call Urban Forestry at 503-823-TREE (8733)

Administrative Review

The Administrative review process allows Urban Forestry management staff to investigate if a violation was found in error.

Tree Permit Appeals and Public Notices

How to appeal a tree removal permit issuance or denial

Neighbor's Trees

Learn your rights and responsibilities regarding neighbor's trees

Tree Problems

Non-emergency tree problems, such as tree removal without a permit and limbs hanging too low over the sidewalk

Tree Visibility, Safety, and Clearance

What to do when trees interfere with street safety

Trees and Sidewalks

Sidewalk-tree conflicts can be common in an urban environment. Learn what you can do to prevent or mitigate the conflict

Trees and Power Lines

Contact information for Portland General Electric (PGE) and Pacific Power and Light (PP&L)

Tree Diseases and Pests

Information on common tree diseases and pests, including information on symptoms, susceptible species, and treatments