Home / Events / City Council Hearing on “Big Tree Amendment”
City Council Hearing on “Big Tree Amendment”
As Portland trends towards more extreme summer heat waves, worsening air quality, reduced wildlife habitat, and flooding from extreme weather events – urban trees provide the best tool to mitigate these environmental challenges while improving community and ecosystem health.
City Council adopted amendments to Title 11, Trees, in 2016 to strengthen regulations pertaining to tree preservation (especially preservation of large sized trees) in development situations on private property. The amendments were adopted with a scheduled sunset date of December 31, 2019.
Council took this action in response to concern about large trees being removed in development situations in Portland neighborhoods.
The Portland Planning and Sustainability Commission (PSC) has recommended, in part, that the amended regulations should be extended 2 years until December 31, 2021.
The recommendations from PSC and UFC will be heard by City Council on Wednesday, November 13, 2019.