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Most City of Portland offices will be closed Monday, July 4, to observe Independence Day.

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Join the Urban Forestry Commission

Joining the Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) is one of the most effective ways community members can help advocate and care for our city’s urban forest!

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Urban Forestry Commission Public Hearing on May 19, 2022

The City's Urban Forestry Commission will hold a public hearing on proposed changes to Title 11 Trees.

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Elm Tree Pruning Moratorium

Elm tree pruning moratorium is in effect April 15 to October 15

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Tree Emergency Response: April 11 Storm Event

UPDATED APRIL 12, 2022 - Urban Forestry storm response service level information

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Portland Urban Forestry Marks 45 Years as Tree City USA

The Arbor Day Foundation has awarded Portland its 45th Tree City USA Award, 25th Growth Award, and 3rd Tree Cities of the World Award. These programs recognize high achievement in municipal tree programs nationally and globally.

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March 18, 2022: Urban Forestry Service Level Update: Delays in Permitting and Customer Response

Due to a higher volume of permit applications and reduced staffing levels, current estimated time for processing the intake of permit applications and for response to email and phone inquiries is one week.

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503-823-TREE(8733) Tree Hotline Phone Menu Changes

Beginning March 1, 2022 the phone menu options for the Tree Hotline will be updated.

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Holiday Closure Notice: Monday February 21st, 2022

Urban Forestry Holiday Closure on Monday February 21st, 2022

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PP&R removes two potentially hazardous trees from North Park Blocks

The bureau will remove two maple trees from the North Park Blocks to protect public safety. Citywide park and natural area tree maintenance work will increase in coming year thanks to Parks Local Option Levy, with thanks to Portland voters.

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Holiday Closure Notice: January 17th 2022

Urban Forestry Holiday Closure on Monday January 17th 2022

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Online Tree Permit Applications Unavailable Monday evening, December 20th

*Service is restored as of Tuesday morning 12/21/2021*

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Online Tree Permit Applications Unavailable Tuesday, December 13 at 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Temporarily unavailable due to system maintenance

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Online Tree Permit Applications Unavailable Monday, December 13 at 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Temporarily unavailable due to system maintenance

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Online Tree Permit Applications Unavailable Wednesday, December 8th at 5:15 PM - 6:30 PM

Temporarily unavailable due to system maintenance

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Holiday Closure Notice: November 25th and 26th 2021

Urban Forestry Holiday Closure on Thursday, November 25th and Friday November 26th 2021

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11/16/21 Service Level Update: Permitting Delays

Urban Forestry is experiencing an increased volume of permit applications. Turn-around time for permit issuance is extended to approximately 6 weeks from application intake.

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Holiday Closure Notice: November 11th 2021

Urban Forestry Holiday Closure on Thursday, November 11th 2021

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Join PP&R at a family-friendly tree planting kickoff event and Arbor Day celebration

Arts and crafts, hundreds of tree plantings in SE Portland’s Lents Park and neighborhood

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Online Tree Permit Applications Unavailable Friday, October 8th at 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Temporarily unavailable due to system maintenance

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Online Tree Permit Applications Unavailable Wednesday, September 22nd at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

Temporarily unavailable due to system maintenance

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