Why does the City require street trees?

All trees provide benefits, such as stormwater retention and erosion control, wildlife habitat, and reduced energy consumption. A street tree is a community-owned tree that grows on City property. Often, they are located adjacent to your home in a planter strip or median between the sidewalk and the street. When planter strips are not present, they may be planted near the street pavement or behind a sidewalk. Though the City does not encourage removal of public trees or street trees, sometimes it is necessary.

For more information, please visit our webpage dedicated to Trees in Oregon City.

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1. Why does the City require street trees?
2. What is Tree City USA?
3. Why is Oregon City revising its Street Tree code?
4. Who will be impacted by the Street Tree code change?
5. How do I measure my planting strip to see if it's 3 feet wide or less?
6. What if I have a planting strip that's 3 feet wide or less, and have already applied for a tree removal permit under the current code?
7. What if I have other questions about trees and tree removals/replacements in Oregon City?
8. Where has this project been officially discussed?