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About Urban Forestry

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Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) Urban Forestry's mission is to manage and ensure Portland's urban forest infrastructure for current and future generations. Our urban forest consists of 218,000 street trees, 1.2 million park trees, and 2.9 million private property trees.
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Organization

Urban Forestry is part of the Portland Parks & Recreation. It has three main workgroups under the Portland City Forester, Jenn Cairo. They are:

Qualifications

Urban Forestry has a high level of collective certifications through the International Society of Arboriculture, as well as advanced degrees in Natural Resource Sciences. As of March 30, 2021, there are 52 full-time staff.

This bar graph shows the number and level of certifications among Urban Forestry staff.

Tree Emergencies

Call 503-823-TREE (8733) at any time to report tree Issues, like a downed tree or major limb, on City property and public streets. Urban Forestry crews work on the biggest impacts first, as well as mitigating safety issues, before clearing debris.

A fallen tree stretches across the street and rests on a building.

Events

Urban Forestry hosts events for the public year-round. Visit our Events page for current offerings.

Portland's Tree Code: Title 11 Trees

Visit the Tree Permits and Regulations page to find tree permit requirements and applications.

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Urban Forestry

Manager of our urban forest infrastructure

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Upcoming Events

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All monthly meetings of the Urban Forestry Commission are open to the public and community involvement is encouraged. The first five minutes of the meeting are typically reserved for public comments. Please check the meeting agenda ahead of time to confirm if time allows for public comments.

Past Events

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Urban Forestry Commission Policy Subcommittee Monthly Meeting
Available Online
All monthly meetings of the Urban Forestry Commission are open to the public and community involvement is encouraged. The first five minutes of the meeting are typically reserved for public comments. Please check the meeting agenda ahead of time to confirm if time allows for public comments.
Available Online
Urban Forestry Commission Policy Subcommittee Monthly Meeting
Available Online
All monthly meetings of the Urban Forestry Commission are open to the public and community involvement is encouraged. The first five minutes of the meeting are typically reserved for public comments. Please check the meeting agenda ahead of time to confirm if time allows for public comments.