Services and Information for Trees

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The City of Portland is developing proposals to address tree preservation during development activities.
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If you buy and plant a tree in your yard between September 1 and April 30, you may be eligible for a Treebate. The Treebate is a one-time rebate on your City of Portland sewer/stormwater/water utility bill for planting a tree.
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Join Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry to bring more trees to the Hazelwood and Mill Park neighborhoods. 
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Thanks for your interest in planting tree!
This interest form is for planting at a Portland Park or other publicly owned property. We will review all projects and do our best to accommodate your request.
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Learn more about current efforts to update the City of Portland's tree code.
City of Portland Website

Get Involved with Urban Forestry

Urban Forestry hosts community events and workshops on a wide variety of tree topics.
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Heritage Trees are trees that have been formally recognized by City Council for their unique size, age, historical or horticultural significance. Once accepted by Council, Heritage Trees are designated with a small plaque and listed in the Heritage Tree database.
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The Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) Leaf Day service sweeps 52 districts with the highest concentration of mature street trees and leaves, about a third of the city. Leaf Day is FREE. Find out if you’re in a district and what your Leaf Day schedule is this year.
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Learning Landscapes provide an active learning opportunity for youth of all ages!
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Get a permit to permanently attach items to street trees.
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Portland has been celebrating Arbor Day since 1889 - bringing communities together to recognize the importance and value of trees. The trees of our city provide essential services - making a healthier and more equitable place to live for all Portlanders.
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Get information about upcoming public hearings on proposed tree code amendments in the City of Portland.
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Our green street planters can get clogged, littered with trash, or need maintenance. If you notice a problem with a green street planter, please notify us. We welcome your help in keeping our rivers and streams clean.
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You may use this form to report tree Code violations as detailed below.
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A permit is required to prune any tree in the City right-of-way, which is typically between the curb and sidewalk. No permit is required for pruning branches less than 1/2 inch in diameter at attachment to the stem.
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Request an inspection to find out if your multi-family, commercial, or industrial property is eligible to receive free trees. "Street trees" are trees planted in the public right-of-way, usually in the strip between a sidewalk and the street.
City of Portland Website

Tree News and Alerts

Important announcements from Urban Forestry and service level updates for permits.