- provide privacy
- cool your home
- prop up your hammock
- protect rivers and streams from pollutants
- have pretty flowers
- beautify neighborhoods
- provide oxygen
- house wildlife
- shade your family in summer
- improve property values
- provide structure and year round interest in the garden
Favorite Tree features:
- Guide to Selecting Trees
- Featured Flowering Shade Trees
- Featured Evergreen Trees
- Create a Bird Haven
- Fall Color with Acers
- Featured Native Sun Trees
- Featured Native Shade Trees
- Follow the few simple guidelines found here and receive a rebate on your city water/sewer bill.
Do 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 September 1, 2012 and April 30, 2013 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, 2013 and April 30, 2014 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, 2013 and April 30, 2014*
- Plant it in your Portland residential yard. Complete and submit a Treebate form by April 30, 2014-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 stormwater management potential.
See our Guide to Conifer Selection to pick your conifer tree!
Solutions for trees in your garden
We have a number of brochures and lists that you may find helpful in selecting a tree for your yard or garden. We can help you with selecting a Tree 15 -25 feet or Drought Tolerant Trees. Come to our Brochures page to see all of them.
i-Tree Design - Clever tool to aid in tree selection
i-Tree Design allows anyone to make a simple estimation of the benefits individual trees provide.
i-Tree Tools is a state-of-the-art, peer-reviewed software suite from the USDA Forest Service that provides urban forestry analysis and benefits assessment tools. The i-Tree Tools help communities of all sizes to strengthen their urban forest management and advocacy efforts by quantifying the structure of community trees and the environmental services that trees provide.
What tree is that? Bring samples of leaves, branches & cones into our information desk for help with tree identification. Or follow this link for The Arbor Day Foundation's Tree ID guide.
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.