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The City of Portland, Oregon

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. 


December and January Holiday closures

City of Portland offices are closed in observance of the following upcoming holidays:

 Friday December 25, 2020     Christmas Day
 Friday January 1, 2021           New Year's Day
 Monday January 18, 2021      Martin Luther King Jr Day

We apologize for any inconvenience. After 2:00pm on the day preceding a holiday, availability of Same Day Permits will continue on the next business day following the holiday.

November 26 and 27 Holiday Closure

City of Portland offices are closed in observance of Thanksgiving on Thursday November 26 and 27, 2020.

We apologize for any inconvenience and will be open for regular hours on Monday November 30, 2020. After 2:00pm Wednesday November 25, availability of Same Day Permits will continue on Monday November 30, 2020.

Veterans Day Closure November 11, 2020

City of Portland offices are closed in observance of Veterans Day on Wednesday November 11, 2020. We apologize for any inconvenience and will be open for regular hours on Thursday November 12, 2020. After 2:00pm Tuesday November 10, availability of Same Day Permits will continue on Thursday November 12, 2020.

Beginning November 17: NEW Pruning Permit Application with Inspection

NEW Tree Pruning Permit Application with Inspection

Beginning November 17th, 2020, the following changes are in effect. The links in this notification will be updated with a new application form on November 17.

NEW Tree Pruning with Inspection Application + NEW $50 fee

• On November 17, the new application will be available for download here.
• Paper applications will continue to be accepted by mail and must include the $50 fee.

 Mail applications and fee to:
           Urban Forestry
           1900 SW 4th Ave. Suite 5000
           Portland, OR 97201

• Applications and fee payment accepted online through DevHub

To qualify for a free self-issued online pruning permit through DevHub you must meet the following criteria:

Pruning is for branches less than 6 inches in diameter at attachment to the stem.

Pruning type is one or more of the following - young tree pruning, crown cleaning or crown raising for clearance of the street and sidewalk (7.5 feet above the sidewalk, 11 feet above residential streets, and 14 feet over arterial streets) as defined in the Street Tree Pruning Standards.

The tree is not a Heritage Tree.

If your tree pruning needs do not meet the self-issued permit criteria a Tree Pruning Permit Application with Inspection & $50 fee is required.

View the Urban Forestry Fee Schedule.

Financial Assistance for Tree Permit Application Fees is available for those who qualify!

For questions, please contact Urban Forestry at 503-823-TREE(8733) or by email trees@portlandoregon.gov.