Information on caring for trees in Portland.
Learn more about the many tree species that make up Portland’s diverse urban forest, including good trees for planting in the right-of-way, native trees that support wildlife, and invasive trees that are prohibited from planting.
Approved Street Tree Planting Lists, native trees, nuisance tree list, where to purchase.
Both plant lists are integral to the City of Portland’s natural resource protection program and invasive species management strategy.
These tree pests and diseases are common in the Pacific Northwest, but this is not an exhaustive list.
Learn who's planting trees in Portland's neighborhoods and watersheds and get involved!
Overgrown trees and shrubs endanger us all when they block our view of traffic signs, pedestrians, or other vehicles. Click the link above for more information on finding help and reporting issues.
Learn more about protecting trees during construction.
Current Fee Schedule
Planning and reporting are critical to urban forest management. View the plans and reports that guide our work and track our progress.
Other Helpful Resources
|What Tree Is That?||Arborday.org provides helpful online tree identifier.|
|Tree Planting Performance Report||January 2020 Report on tree planting program that works to undo inequity by focusing on growing trees where they are most needed by prioritizing low-income, low-canopy, and racially and ethnically diverse neighborhoods.|
|Portland Street Trees Map||Sometimes outdated but great interactive map of Portland Street Trees location and species. Zoom in to see individual tree information.|
|Portland Park Trees Map||Ever wanted to ID the species of a City of Portland Tree, or learn about park trees? Here is a great interactive map for doing just that.|
|Heritage Tree Map||Portland's Heritage Tree program recognizes Portland's most magnificent trees for their unique size, age, and/or historical or horticultural significance. Once designated by a vote of City Council, these trees are protected by City Code and cannot be removed without the consent of the Urban Forestry Commission and the Portland City Council.|
|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|
|Buy City Compost||The Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT) composts more than 5,000 tons of leaves collected through the City's Leaf Day program each year. Removing leaves from our streets is critical to keeping streets safe from clogged storm drains, flooded intersections and slippery streets.|
|PGE Free Woodchips / Mulch||Request free woodchips be delivered to your address by PGE.|
|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.|
|Overlay Zone or Plan District Information||Determine if your tree is in a specially regulated Overlay Zone or Plan District.|
|City and State Codes and Rules||City and State codes and rules guides.|