Information on caring for trees in Portland.
Portland Parks & Recreation (PP&R) Urban Forestry staff are available to answer tree questions, provide permit applications, and issue some tree permits during posted hours.
Phone number and phone tree, email, hours and location information
The Portland Tree Code Title 11 details requirements for trees.
Approved Street Tree Planting Lists, native trees, nuisance tree list, where to purchase.
|How to Measure a Tree?||Information page and video for taking tree Diameter at Breast Height (DBH) measurements.|
|How to Plant Properly?||Information on Portland's standards for tree planting.|
|How to Prune Properly?||Information on proper pruning standards and benefits.|
|How to Root Prune Properly?||Information on root systems and proper pruning techniques.|
|Local Tree Care Providers||A resource for finding tree care providers that meet certain City requirements.|
|Tips for Hiring an Arborist||Learn what to look for before hiring a professional to work on your trees.|
|Tree Planting Programs||Learn who's planting trees in Portland's neighborhoods and watersheds and get involved!|
|Portland Street Trees Map||Sometimes outdated but great interactive map of Portland Street Trees location and species.|
|Portland Park Trees Map||Sometimes outdated but great interactive map of Portland City parks trees.|
|Leaf Day Pickup||The Portland Bureau of Transportation’s (PBOT) Leaf Day service sweeps 52 districts with the highest concentration of mature street trees and leaves, about a third of the city. Leaf Day is FREE. Find out if you’re in a district and what your Leaf Day schedule is this year. Leaf Day Pickup Map|
|Oregon State University Tree Care Resources||OSU College of Forestry site with publications, management planning, other resources.|
|Citywide Tree Project||Learn about the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability's process to revise the tree code|
[Waiting for Trees and Development migration to link]
prescriptive path and performance path methods, and more.
[Waiting for Gina migration]
- Urban Forestry Management Plan
- Permit Compliance
- Tree Canopy and Inventory
- Tree Code Reports
- Urban Forestry Title 11 Fund reports
- Elm Protection Program and Dutch Elm Disease (DED)
- Assessment of the costs of managing street trees as public asset
- Forestry Report Archive
Benefits of Urban Forests video, resources, calculator tool, Urban Canopy Report.