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Urban Forestry

Portland's trees provide numerous services to the city, such as stormwater interception, reduced air pollution, urban heat island mitigation, and wildlife habitat.

Call before you cut. Find rules for removal, pruning, and planting. Learn about tree requirements and permits for development.
Mailing address

Urban Forestry

Manager of our urban forest infrastructure

Upcoming Events

Pedal Through the Petals

Classes and Activities
Portland's trees are bursting with colorful flowers - take a ride around town to enjoy them before they drop!

Kenilworth Park Tree Walk

Classes and Activities
Join Neighborhood Tree Steward Graduate and local tree-enthusiast Lisa Wilcke to learn about the trees of Kenilworth Park - two dates available!
Available Online
All monthly meetings of the Urban Forestry Commission are open to the public and community involvement is encouraged. The first five minutes of the meeting are typically reserved for public comments. Please check the meeting agenda ahead of time to confirm if time allows for public comments.

Local Tree Care Providers Workshop

Classes and Activities
This workshop is for tree care professionals who work on trees in Portland. We discuss Portland's Tree Code, Title 11 Trees. Urban Forestry staff are available to answer questions about trees in development and non-development situations.
Available Online
Urban Forestry Commission Policy Subcommittee Monthly Meeting

Past Meetings and Hearings