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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 Species and Planting Lists

  • Approved Street Tree Planting Lists tulip poplar (Liriodendron tulipifera)

  • Native & Nuisance Trees Pacific madrone (arbutus menziesii)

  • Look up tree species California buckeye (Aesculus californica)

Learn more about the many tree species that make up Portland’s diverse urban forest, including good trees for planting in the right-of-way, native trees that support wildlife, and invasive trees that are prohibited from planting.

Approved Street Tree Planting Lists

The Approved Street Tree Planting Lists offer a diverse array of tree species to plant. The lists detail each tree's characteristics, such as fall color and size at maturity, helping you plant the right tree in the right place

Native and Nuisance Trees

The Portland Plant Lists details native tree species, which are encouraged to be planted, and nuisance tree species, which are invasive and encouraged to be removed

Look Up Tree Species

Trying to identify an existing tree or looking for information to help you choose what tree to plant? Visit these links to see tree photos and descriptions and learn about growth forms and preferred site conditions

Where to Purchase Trees

A list of nurseries that are self-described to sell trees that meet the minimum size standard, and sell trees directly to individuals. The City makes no representation or warranty as to the quality of products or services provided by any company.