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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

This page will post important announcements from Urban Forestry and service level updates for permits. 


Upcoming Urban Forestry Holiday Closures Schedule

Recognizing our business and community partners' reliance on the services and resources we provide, Urban Forestry is providing advanced notice of our upcoming holiday closures and schedule changes.

Closed on these dates:

  • Thursday, Nov. 23, 2017 (Thanksgiving) and
  • Friday, Nov. 24, 2017 (Day after Thanksgiving)
  • Monday, Dec. 25, 2017 (Christmas Day Holiday, Observed) All Urban Forestry Permitting Services will be closed
  • Tuesday, Dec. 26, 2017 Permit Center 1st floor- closed. All other services will be open for regular business
  • Monday, Jan. 1, 2018 (New Year's Day Holiday, Observed) All Urban Forestry Services will be closed

All Urban Forestry Permitting Services will be delayed:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 12, 2017 Permit Center 1st floor - open at 9 a.m., Reception 5th floor - open at 9 a.m.

Access to Online Pruning Permits will continue to be available through our website: http://www.portlandoregon.gov/trees/pruning.

Updated Tree Removal & Replanting Permit Application

Urban Forestry has made minor updates to the Tree Removal & Replanting Permit Application. Please ALWAYS use the most current version of the application.

Urban Forestry will give a reasonable transitional period between the old and new application. Applications in progress with the old application will be accepted. Please submit new applications on the updated form. The new form can be identified by the footnote at the bottom of the page "updated 10/9/2017."

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 current Fee Schedule.

Permit Center Early Closure: Thur, 9/28

Urban Forestry will be unavailable at the permitting center during the following times:

  • Thursday, September 28 - closing at 11:00am