Wildfires and Fire Danger

Urban Forestry

Portland Parks & Recreation Urban Forestry's mission is to manage and ensure Portland's urban forest infrastructure for current and future generations. Our urban forest consists of 218,000 street trees, 1.2 million park trees, and innumerable private property trees.

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COVID-19 related information

Learn more about closures and postponements related to the COVID-19 pandemic response.

Tree Emergency

Call 503-823-TREE (8733) 24/7 for public tree hazards

Customer Service Hours

Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 3:30pm 

Call 503-823-TREE (8733)

press 1 - tree emergency hotline (available 24/7 -- transfers to emergency dispatch after business hours
press 2 - tree preservation inspections for open development permits
press 4 - learn about tree permit requirements
press 5 - general inquiries
press 6 - walk-in hours and location

*Please note the Tree Hotline is not answered live. Urban Forestry's standard of service is to return non-emergency emails and phone calls within 3 business days.


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

Report Tree Issues on City Property and Public Streets

If you see a downed tree or large limb (not small branches), call 503-823-TREE (8733). Urban Forestry crews are working on the biggest impacts first, as well as mitigating safety issues before clearing debris.

Portland's tree code: Title 11 Trees

Visit the Portland Trees website to find tree permit requirements and applications.

Urban Forestry field staff availability

Mon, Tues, Wed & Fri

8:00 am — 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm — 3:00 pm


8:00 am — 12:00 pm

If your intake or review is not completed by closing, regardless of where you are in the process, you will be required to return another business day in order to continue the process

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