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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Trees

Call before you cut

phone: (503) 823-TREE (8733)


1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

Determine if a Land Use Review governs tree preservation

  1. Go to the Bureau of Development Services Permit/Case Search website at
  2. Type in the address and hit "Go"
  3. You may have to select the correct address from a list
  4. Look through the permit/case numbers and see if any of them end in "LU," with permit/case type of "Land Use Review"
  5. If you see any Land Use Reviews associated with the address, call Urban Forestry at 503-823-TREE (8733) and ask the technician to look up whether the Land Use Review governs tree preservation on the lot. Have the following information available when you call:
        • The Land Use Review permit/case number
        • The address of the lot
        • The location of the tree on the lot
        • The species, diameter, and condition of  the tree
        • Why you wish to remove the tree
        • Your name, phone number, and relationship to the property