It’s spring! That means Urban Forestry permit volume is increasing.Read More…
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.
It’s spring! That means Urban Forestry permit volume is increasing.
Each year, around this time, Urban Forestry experiences higher permit application volumes. Due to the increase in volume our typical turn-around times for permit issuance are extended from 3 weeks to approximately 4/5 weeks from application intake.
If you would like to check the status of your permit application please follow the instructions below:
If you have specific questions regarding your permit application please contact 503-823-TREE (8733).
We appreciate your patience as we work through the increased volume in applications.
DEFERRED TREE PLANTING BEGINS MAY 1ST, 2018!
It may seem strange for Urban Forestry to ask you not to plant trees when the weather is so nice, but there is a good reason! Trees planted during hot, dry weather are less likely to survive. During these warmer months the newly planted tree is working overtime trying to establish itself in its new environment and growing new roots while experiencing limited water. However, in fall, water requirements are lower, rainfall is more abundant, the temperature is cooler and roots grow best in cooler soils. The cooler temperatures allow the trees to focus energy on growing roots and becoming better established prior to spending energy on growing new leaves.
Remember to mark your calendars to plant your new tree beginning October 2nd, 2018!
Click here for more information on planting trees in Portland.
Contact Urban Forestry at 503-823-TREE (8733) for any questions!
The new redesigned permits include a more clearly marked ‘Posting’ page for removal permits (see below). This posting page is required to be posted on site in a location visible to pedestrians and motorists while approved tree removal work is underway (11.30.100.A.). The location of the posting is up to the homeowner or the contractor, but often posting the notice on the door, or in the window of a work truck is a suitably visible place for passersby.
The updated look of the permits will begin May 1st, so be on the look out for the redesigned permit.
ELM TREE PRUNING MORATORIUM is effective from April 15th - October 15th due to the spread of Dutch Elm Disease (DED). To find out more about the moratorium, pruning restrictions and proper elm wood disposal procedures, click here.
For questions about trees in Non-development situations or in the public right-of-way, please call Urban Forestry at 503-823-TREE (8733), email email@example.com, or visit www.portlandoregon.gov/trees.