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Portland Parks & Recreation

Healthy Parks, Healthy Portland

Phone: 503-823-7529

1120 SW Fifth Avenue, Portland, OR 97204

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1900 SW 4th Avenue, Suite 5000
Portland, Oregon 97201

503-823-TREE (8733)

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Urban Forestry Commission

  • 2019 Urban Forestry Commission Members

Mission Statement: "We advocate, we advise, and we engage the public."

Eleven volunteer advocates for the urban forest, advancing the public conversation and advising the City of Portland

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

Urban Forestry Commission Public Hearing & Meeting

Date: October 15, 2020

Time: 9:30am - Noon

Meeting Materials

9:30 – 9:35am: Public Comments

9:35 – 9:40am: Review and Approve Minutes

9:40 – 10:00am: Forestry Report

10:00 – 10:30am: UFC Roles & Priorities Overview

10:30 – 10:45am: UFC Annual Report Approval

10:45 – 11:30am: BES-PP&R Stakeholder Update


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UFC Committee Meetings

Policy Committee Meeting 
Monday following the UFC monthly meeting
5:30 - 7:00 PM
Zoom:  |  Meeting ID: 927 5314 3175




Please address postal correspondence as follows:

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

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

If you do plan to attend a meeting and provide comment, please briefly review the following information.

  1. Sign Up: At the UFC meeting, simply add your name to the public comment sign-up list by 9:30am.
  2. Have a Seat: When the Commission Chair calls your name, please come up to the seat designated for UFC guest presenters.
  3. Come Prepared: If you bring hand-outs, please bring 15 copies. If you email the file to by 2pm the day before, we can print them out for you. 
  4. Relax: The UFC is made up of community members who care about the city’s trees, just like you. Remember you’re among neighbors and peers who are eager to hear what you have to say.