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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

Trees & Development

  • Tree requirements apply to most development projects

  • View requirements for tree preservation and tree density/planting

  • How to make a tree plan for development projects

URBAN FORESTRY FEE SCHEDULE CORRECTION EFFECTIVE NOVEMBER 1st, 2017:

The Planting and Establishment Fee in Lieu was updated to $325/inch in our FY 18 fee schedule. However, the Preservation Fee in Lieu (per tree), which is calculated using a formula incorporating the Planting and Establishment Fee, was not updated at that time. This has been corrected and is scheduled to be effective November 1st.

Fee Current Correction
Preservation, Fee in Lieu (per tree):    
Trees ≥12 and <20 inches diameter $1,200.00 $1,300.00
Trees ≥20 and <36 inches diameter $2,400.00 $2,600.00
Trees ≥36 inches diameter               $300.00 per inch $325.00 per inch

View the Fee Schedule.


Tree preservation and tree density requirements apply to many development projects, including new construction, additions, and exterior renovations. When applicable, tree requirements will be reviewed as part of your building permit application.

Questions? Staff is available to answer questions regarding the new regulations and processes. You can get help the following ways: