Tree Care and Resources

A photo of tall conifer trees in Columbia Park.
Information on caring for trees in Portland.
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Tree Species and Planting Lists

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

Approved Street Tree Planting Lists, native trees, nuisance tree list, where to purchase.

Street Tree Lists FAQs

Native and Nuisance Trees Lists

Both plant lists are integral to the City of Portland’s natural resource protection program and invasive species management strategy.

Tree Diseases and Pests

These tree pests and diseases are common in the Pacific Northwest, but this is not an exhaustive list.

Tree Planting Programs

Learn who's planting trees in Portland's neighborhoods and watersheds and get involved!

Trees and Street Visibility, Clearances, Sidewalks, and Safety

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. 

Protecting Trees During Construction 

Learn more about protecting trees during construction.

Current Fee Schedule

Plans and Reports

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? provides helpful online tree identifier. 
Tree Planting ReportTree planting is key to growing a more equitable forest. Read about where the City is planting trees, and how they're doing.
Portland's Tree InventoryPP&R Urban Forestry has mapped every street tree in the city, and over 25,000 trees in neighborhood parks. Use this application to explore your city's trees!
Heritage Tree MapPortland'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 / MulchRequest free woodchips be delivered to your address by PGE. 
Oregon State University Tree Care ResourcesOSU 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 InformationDetermine if your tree is in a specially regulated Overlay Zone or Plan District.
City and State Codes and RulesCity and State codes and rules guides. 

Apply for a Permit

Title 11 (Tree Code) Amendment Project

Learn about current work and future plans for updating Title 11 and the Urban Forest Management Plan.

Read the Tree Code, Title 11