Urban Forestry Commission

Eleven volunteer advocates for the urban forest, advancing the public conversation and advising the City of Portland. Mission Statement: "We advocate, we advise, and we engage the public."

About us

Created by Title 11 Trees, the Urban Forestry Commission is comprised of 11 community members who volunteer their time to advise the City Forester, Parks Director, Commissioner in Charge of Parks and City Council on matters pertaining to trees in the City including regulations, budget, policies and plans. It also acts as an appeals board for certain tree permits, nominates new and approves removal of Heritage Trees, and plays a significant role in updates to the City’s Urban Forest Management Plan.


Commission Members

Vivek Shandas (Chair), Barbara Hollenbeck (Vice Chair), Anjeanette Brown, Gregg Everhart, Brian French, Lorena Nascimento, Bruce Nelson, Daniel Newberry, Damon Schrosk, Megan Van de Mark


Contact

Please address postal correspondence as follows:

Urban Forestry Commission
1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 5000
Portland, Oregon 97201

urbanforestrycommission@portlandoregon.gov


Providing Public Comment

All monthly meetings of the Urban Forestry Commission are open to the public and community involvement is encouraged. The first five minutes of meeting are typically reserved for public comments. Please check the meeting agenda ahead of time to confirm if time allows for public comments.

Past Events

Urban Forestry Commission Policy Subcommittee Meeting

Meeting
5:30 pm 7:00 pm
Available Online

Urban Forestry Commission Meeting

Meeting
9:30 am 11:30 pm
Available Online

UFC Policy Subcommittee

Meeting
5:30 pm 7:00 pm
Available Online

Urban Forestry Commission Public Hearing and Meeting

Meeting
9:30 am 12:00 pm
Available Online