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About Urban Forestry

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


Portland's Urban Forestry Division has a high level of collective certifications through the International Society of Arboriculture, as well as advanced degrees in Natural Resource Sciences. As of 3/30/21, 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.


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.

COVID-19 Related Information

Learn more about closures and postponements related to the COVID-19 pandemic response.