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Portland Trees

Call before you cut

phone: (503) 823-TREE (8733)

email: trees@portlandoregon.gov

1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

Removal & Replanting Permits

Questions? Contact Urban Forestry at trees@portlandoregon.gov or 503-823-TREE (8733)

When is a Tree Removal & Replanting Permit required?

  • Street trees: A permit is required to remove any street tree, except for sucker shoots or self-sown trees that are less than 1/2 inch in diameter
          • If the property is in a regulated overlay zone or plan district, there may be additional requirements or restrictions on street tree removal in order to help protect the environmentally sensitive or historic area. Staff will let the applicant know when additional regulations apply to the property and will describe the permit requirements. To learn about these requirements on your own, view table 40-1 of Title 11 Trees
  • Private trees: Click here to determine if a permit is required to remove trees on private property.