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Tree Canopy and Forest Management

As the City's principal manager of the urban forest, PP&R Urban Forestry regularly tracks change in canopy cover and potential, reports on what trees make up the forest, and evaluates efforts to increase canopy. 
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Tree Canopy

Tree Canopy Monitoring, Portland's latest assessment of tree canopy cover shows continued expansion of this resource to cover 30.7% of the city in 2015.

Tree Canopy and Potential, PP&R's 2018 study of available planting space in the city found room for 1.3 million trees, which would provide nearly $200 million annually in services such as air quality improvement, urban heat mitigation, and stormwater and other benefits.

In 2007, PP&R released its first canopy report, where it identified the replacement value of Portland’s public tree resource as over $2.3 billion and the structural value of the entire urban forest canopy as nearly $5 billion

Tree Planting

Growing a More Equitable Urban Forest, Portland's citywide tree planting strategy. The result of over a year of conversations with diverse communities around Portland and citywide survey of residents to identify barriers, opportunities, and recommendations for growing a forest that serves all Portlanders equitably. 

Tree Planting Report, an annual report detailing the City's planting efforts and long-term monitoring of trees planted or given away by PP&R Urban Forestry.

Tree Inventory and Forest Management

Citywide Street Tree Inventory Report - findings and analysis from Portland's first comprehensive inventory of over 218,000 street trees

Park Tree Inventory Report - results of inventory of over 25,000 trees in Portland's developed parks

Assessment of the Costs of Managing Street Trees as a Public Asset, a report on the estimated costs of the City taking over maintenance of street trees, a responsibility that currently falls on adjacent property owners.


Urban Forestry

Manager of our urban forest infrastructure