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Where to find tree permit applications, financial assistance programs, and other fee information. Please contact us at 823-TREE (8733) with any questions.
There are several options for applying including; online, mail, and in person.

City Employees

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This page is intended to provide City employees a single location to access TrackIT applications for various Urban Forestry requests.
The best protection against sidewalk damage is to plant the right tree in the right place. Other preventative measures include installing root barriers at time of planting and encouraging deep root growth.
What is a Street Tree? How can I find out if a tree is a private tree or Street Tree? What is a development permit, what is a non-development permit? Get more information on types of permits or move forward with an application. Report a tree emergency or issue a complaint about a tree.

Neighbor's Trees

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Some helpful articles and links for understanding the legal side of neighbor's trees.
Overgrown trees and shrubs endanger us all when they block our view of traffic signs, pedestrians, or other vehicles.
Hiring an arborist to do tree work can be intimidating. Trees are a slow-growing resource and tree work can be expensive. To protect yourself and your trees, make sure to hire a professional arborist.
Information on caring for trees in Portland.
Information on reporting tree emergencies, defining "emergencies" and "non-emergencies," and when the City gets involved.

Tree Walks

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Tree Walks connect community members to the trees of our City. Join a scheduled event, create your own, or sign up to host a tree walk in your neighborhood.