Urban Forestry is part of the Portland Parks & Recreation. It has three main workgroups under the Portland City Forester, Jenn Cairo. They are:
- Tree Maintenence Operations
- Permitting and Regulations (Casey Jogerst, Manager)
- Science, Outreach, and Planting (Angie DiSalvo, Manager)
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.
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.
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.