Urban Forestry

What Beaverton Arborists Do...


Beaverton prides itself on and is dedicated to its trees; on April 13th, 2014, with nearly 100 volunteers present to help plant trees for Arbor Day, it was a 20 year milestone for Beaverton!

Enjoy some pictures from this year's Arbor Day tree planting with Friends of Trees. Hope to see you out there with us at our next planting.

Arbor Day

Interested in being a part of this year's Arbor Day in Beaverton? Read about it.

Read the Oregonian's article on Beaverton's Urban Forestry Section and Arbor Day
Mark Tree Picture
Beaverton's Urban Forestry Maintenance section provides care and maintenance for the City's urban forest that enhances the health of the existing resources and encourages conservation and preservation. This year, our Arborist Technicians pruned over 20,000 City trees, provided additional care for a record number of trees, and all the while maintained the highest percentage of trees in 'excellent' and 'good' condition in over 5 years.

The City also aspires to increase the inventory of trees in the urban forest by managing the Development Tree program, encouraging partnerships with community based groups to complete tree planting projects. The City Arborists are also responsible for offering educational classes/materials related to arboriculture and professional arboriculture assistance to citizens.

We can address any of your tree or landscaping questions you may have; please contact Steve Brennan at (503) 526-2206 or Pat Hoff at (503) 526-2237. You can also fill out an online 'Report a Problem' form.

Leaves!


Leaf removal is an important part of City landscaping to avoid slippery sidewalks and flooded street drains. City crews sweep and shovel up as much as possible, but it's important for Beaverton residents to do their part; please avoid blowing/raking leaves into the public paths and streets. Deposit leaves into the yard debris bin provided by Waste Management and take advantage of Beaverton's Leaf disposal services See leaf disposal dates.

Barrows and 157th Makeover, Final Phase


Where: SW Barrows Rd & SW 157th Ave, Beaverton, OR 97223

Read more about 2014 Arbor Day in Beaverton

See the Friends of Trees Event Calendar.

Friends of Trees planting 01/08/2015

What About Your Street Trees?


Homeowners and business owners are responsible for the maintenance of street trees located within the right-of-way adjacent to their properties. For proper maintenance techniques, review our helpful tips on this page. Still have questions? Don't hesitate to call Beaverton Urban Forestry (phone numbers above) and check out our tree planting/pruning/removal link.

Tree Requirements


All trees shall be healthy grown nursery stock, be a minimum of one and one-half inch caliper at six inches above ground level, and be at least eight to ten feet high. All trees shall have a single straight trunk, a well-developed leader with tops and roots characteristic of the species cultivar or variety. All trees must be free of insects, diseases, mechanical injury, and other objectionable features when planted.

Root Stock


Bare root stock shall leave a root system sufficient to insure survival and healthy growth. Balled and burlap stock shall leave a natural sound ball sufficient to insure survival and healthy growth. All trees that are grafted are to be grafted at a minimum height of seven inches above ground level.

Approved Street Trees


View a complete list of approved Beaverton street trees.

We encourage all home / business owners to become familiar with their street trees and to contact the City if there are any questions or problems. Our Frequently Asked Questions page will help with some general topics including tree permits and regulations.

The City of Beaverton Planting and Maintenance Policy is also a helpful resource.

For information regarding the City code relating to trees in the public right-of-way or on public property, check out the City Ordinance.

Important Urban Forestry Links