New Tree Rules for Portland

RebeccaWilson-6355157231_5a1186282e_z As part of Portland’s Citywide Tree Policy Review and Regulatory Improvement Project, a new tree code will take effect on January 1, 2015 — that means new rules for tree preservation, tree planting, development in relation to existing trees, and the use and expiration of planting plans. For people planning large remodeling projects or new construction, one key change is the requirement of a permit to remove any tree with a diameter of 12 inches or larger. To help explain these changes, the Bureau of Development Services will be offering several classes targeting different audiences. There are two classes most appropriate for homeowners:

Tree permit requirements for non-development projects; of interest to homeowners, tree care professionals, and landscapers

Portland Building 1120 SW 5th Ave, Room C

Thursday, November 13th, 6 – 7 pm (that’s tomorrow evening!)

Thursday, November 20th , 12 – 1 pm

According to BDS, if you cannot make a training class, additional information is available at or by calling (503) 823-TREE.


Image: “Japanese maple″ by Rebecca Wilson. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 (CC BY 2.0).