Memorial Day closure

Most City of Portland offices will be closed Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

Services, Guides, and Information

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This list provides options for tree selection when planting in 6.0 foot wide planting spaces with high voltage power lines.
This list provides options for tree selection when planting in 8.5 foot wide and greater planting spaces without high voltage power lines.




Where to find tree permit applications, financial assistance programs, and other fee information. Please contact us at 823-TREE (8733) with any questions.
This guide outlines steps to apply for Urban Forestry permits in Development Hub PDX (DevHub), the online permitting system for the City of Portland.
City of Portland Approved Street Tree Planting Lists - these lists provide tree planting options for different street tree site conditions.
You can use to check a permit status using either an address, Interactive Voice Response (IVR) number, or an application number. Updates to application status may take a day or more to be displayed in
There are several options for applying including; online, mail, and in person.

City Employees

This page is intended to provide City employees a single location to access TrackIT applications for various Urban Forestry requests.
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.
Urban Forestry begins investigating a code violation when a citizen reports a potential violation. If a violation is found, Urban Forestry will outline a corrective action plan. If the correction is not made within the specified timeframe enforcement actions may be required.
Use for relevant information gathering.
The steps in this chart will help you figure out if you need a permit to remove trees on private property when no development is proposed. Permits from PP&R Urban Forestry and/or the Bureau of Development Services may be required to remove trees on private property.
What is a Street Tree? How can I find out if a tree is a private tree or Street Tree? What is a development permit, what is a non-development permit? Get more information on types of permits or move forward with an application. Report a tree emergency or issue a complaint about a tree.

Don't Top Trees!

Topping is the destructive and obsolete pruning practice of cutting back large branches to stubs, which leaves wounds that invite decay and disease into the tree. Topping destroys a tree’s natural shape, beauty, and grace.

Dutch Elm Disease

Dutch elm disease, or DED, is one of the most destructive plant pathogens in the United States and Europe. It has killed millions of elms despite efforts to control it. With approximately 3,500 susceptible elms throughout Portland, PP&R Urban Forestry works diligently to manage the impact of DED.

Elm Leaf Beetle

Find information about the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect species.
Find information about the Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect species.
My tree is an immediate hazard! Can I take it out immediately?
You may be able to get a waiver for certain permit application fees for single-family residence properties.