Native Tree List

Native trees provide many ecosystem benefits, such as wildlife habitat and stormwater interception. Native trees are also well-suited and adapted to Portland's climate.

If you are going to plant a tree on your property or right-of-way, consider planting a native tree!

Native Evergreen Trees

Trees Listed as Native Evergreen Trees on the Portland Plant List

Common NameScientific Name
Grand firAbies grandis
Pacific madroneArbutus menziesii
Ponderosa pinePinus ponderosa
Douglas-firPseudotsuga menziesii
Pacific yewTaxus brevifolia
Western redcedarThuja plicata
Western hemlockTsuga heterophylla

Evergreen trees keep their leaves year-round. Most conifers, like the Douglas fir, are included in this group.

Native Deciduous Trees

Tree Species Identified as Native Deciduous Trees on the Portland Plant List

Common NameScientific Name
Bigleaf mapleAcer macrophyllum
Red alderAlnus rubra
Western flowering dogwoodCornus nuttallii
Black hawthornCrataegus suksdorfii
Oregon ashFraxinus latifolia
Black cottonwoodPopulus balsamifera ssp. trichocarpa
Bitter cherryPrunus emarginata
Oregon white oakQuercus garryana
CascaraRhamnus purshiana
Pacific willowSalix lucida ssp. lasiandra
Rigid willowSalix rigida var. macrogemma
Scouler willowSalix scouleriana
Quaking aspenPopulus tremuloides

Deciduous trees, such as maples, lose their leaves in the winter.