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Capital Improvement Projects and Trees

Learn more about trees and development on City-owned or Managed Sites and Projects in the Right-of-Way. This page is for Capital Improvement Projects, Development on City-owned or Managed sites, & Projects in the Right-of-Way.

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For these projects, Title 11, Trees requires that applicants involve Urban Forestry at the preliminary project design phase in order to identify potential impacts and opportunities to retain existing trees, as well as any measures required to protect trees on site, on adjacent sites, or in the street (11.50.040 C. 2, City and Street Trees). 

Please fill out a Preliminary Project Design Form describing in as much detail as is possible the scope of your project and the potential impact on trees, and send it to Urban Forestry. Please note, this information and these forms do not apply to private development.

CIP Process

Document showing steps from Preliminary Project Design submittal to a permit issuance. 

Preliminary Project Design Form 

Information form to be filled out to begin the tree review process for development permits. 

Administrative Rule For Tree Planting Requirement

Mitigation Requirements For Tree Removal

Creating a Tree Inventory and Tree Plan

Specific requirements regarding what to show on your Tree Plan


Email trees@portlandoregon.gov or call Urban Forestry at 503-823-TREE (8733) between the hours of 7am-3:30pm Monday-Friday.