Trees at Portland Nursery
“There is always music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.” - Minnie Aumonier
We love trees at Portland Nursery. There are so many good reasons to plant them. Trees provide privacy, prop up hammocks, protect rivers and streams and house wildlife; not to mention the undeniable beauty of their spring flowers and glowing fall colors.
Trees are versatile as well, with so many sizes and shapes available. Grow a dwarf Japanese maple in a container, shade the house with a majestic Ginkgo, and feature a weeping Crabapple for spring flowers and tiny apples that feed birds in winter
Street trees are trees planted in parking strips, the area between sidewalk and street.
Choosing the right one is a big decision and the City of Portland offers lists of suggested trees to help you narrow the possibilities.
Street tree lists are set based on the width of the parking strip and whether or not power-lines are present. Portland Nursery carries most trees on the lists but caliper is usually 1 inch to 1 ½ inches instead of the 2" that is preferred by the city.
Tree availability is seasonal with early spring offering the largest selection.
Follow this link to learn about permits & procedures for street tree planting or removal.
Did you know that the City of Portland will reimburse you for part of the cost when you plant a tree in your yard? Treebate is a seasonal program available between September 1 and April 30 of the following year to coincide with the best time of the year to plant.
Just follow the few simple guidelines found here.
Every tree planted in Portland contributes to clean rivers and healthy watersheds. Plant an eligible tree on a residential property between September 1 and April 30 of the following year and Environmental Services will credit your city water/sewer utility bill for half the purchase price.
How to Get Your Treebate
- Purchase a tree between October 1 and April 30 of the following year*
- Plant it in your Portland residential yard. Complete and submit a Treebate form by April 30 - include the tree purchase receipt with the purchase price circled
- Receive a credit on your city water/sewer utility bill
If you plant a tree on a residential property, Environmental Services will credit your city water/sewer utility bill for half the purchase price per tree up to $15 (small), $25 (medium) or $50 (large) depending on mature tree size and storm-water management potential.