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Calling Urban Forestry

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.


Available: Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 3:30 pm

Call: 503-823-TREE (8733)

Press 1 - Public Emergency Hotline (available 24/7)

  • Transfers to emergency dispatch after business hours

Press 2 - Tree preservation inspections, for development related inquiries

Press 3 - Root Pruning Permit information

Press 4 - Walk-in hours and location

Press 5 - General inquiries

  • Non-emergency phone call messages and emails are responded to within 3 business days

Mailing address

PP&R Urban Forestry
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 5000
Portland, OR 97201





Development Services Center
1900 SW 4th Avenue, 1st Floor
Portland, OR 97201

See here for staff hours: