Urban Forestry

What Beaverton Arborists Do... 

Beaverton prides itself on and is dedicated to its trees. 

Volunteers holding Arbor Day Foundation banner celebrating Beaverton 20 year Tree City designation.

Beaverton's Urban Forestry Maintenance section provides care and maintenance for the city's urban forest enhancing the health of existing resources while encouraging conservation and preservation. Arborist technicians annually prune more than 20,000 city trees, providing additional care for a record number of trees, all the while maintaining the highest percentage of trees in 'excellent' and 'good' condition for more than 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 residents. 

We can address any of your tree or landscaping questions you may have; please contact Steve Brennan at 503-526-2206, or Jered Lane at 503-526-2237, or by filling out the Report a Problem form

Artistic photo of late autumn foliage with red, gold and brown leaves.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, or take advantage of Beaverton's leaf disposal services every fall. 

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). Learn more about tree planting, pruning and removal

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 

Complete list of approved Beaverton street trees including species native to our region. 

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 FAQs will help with some general topics including tree permits and regulations. 

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

City Ordinance #3979 for information regarding the city code relating to trees in the public right-of-way or on public property. 

Important Urban Forestry Links