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The City of Portland, Oregon

Portland Trees

Call before you cut

phone: (503) 823-TREE (8733)


1900 SW 4th Avenue, Portland, OR 97201

  • Rules for removal, pruning and planting help preserve the urban forest

  • Learn about tree requirements and permits for development

  • Find resources and information on trees and tree care


Trees benefit all Portlanders

Portland's tree code works to:

- Protect trees during development

- Preserve trees as a community asset

- Plant new trees when others are removed, ensuring that the urban forest and its benefits continue to grow

- Educate people about proper tree care and the benefits of trees

- Increase the resiliency of the urban forest in the face of threats such as climate change and tree pests


Available* Monday-Friday, 7:30 am - 3:30pm
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 3 - root pruning permit information
press 4 - walk-in hours and location
press 5 - general inquiries

*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.

Walk-in service is temporarily unavailable

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

Tree Permit Applications Accepted Online at DevHub, or by Mail to:

PP&R Urban Forestry Division
1900 SW 4th Avenue, 1st Floor
Portland, OR 97201


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