phone: (503) 823-TREE (8733)
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201
This page will post important announcements from Urban Forestry and service level updates for permits.
The public is invited to review and provide testimony before the City Council on a package of updates to Portland’s Tree Code relating to:
This ordinance will come before the Portland City Council on Thursday, Oct. 29, no earlier than 2 p.m. (time certain).
The City Council meeting will be held online.
Information about viewing the livestream of the meeting will be posted on the City’s video page.
Click here to learn about learn more about the proposed amendments and how you can submit verbal or written testimony.
Due to system maintenance, Development HUB PDX (DevHub) will not be available on Tuesday, October 6, 2020 between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. During this time, tree permit applications may not be submitted online. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
As of Monday September 21, 2020 Urban Forestry inspections have resumed following improved air quality conditions. This includes Urban Forestry permitting inspections for development and non-development permitting. Permit issuance delays may continue as inspections were postponed September 14-18 during hazardous air quality conditions.
All field inspections are postponed for Urban Forestry staff while air quality remains hazardous. This includes Urban Forestry permitting inspections for development and non-development permitting. Permit issuance may experience delays at this time. An update will be posted when the inspections can be resumed.
The current wind storm has caused a high volume of tree emergencies across the city. Urban Forestry staff are working quickly to respond and, as a result, non-emergency intake processing may experience delays.
To report trees or limbs down and blocking a public street, please call 503-823-TREE(8733) and select Option 1. Tree emergency response is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
If you are seeking a retroactive permit, you must provide photographic evidence of the danger to structure or public and submit photos with a retroactive permit application within 7 days of the tree work. For information on retroactive emergency removals, please see our website: https://www.portlandoregon.gov/trees/article/497516