Information about individual street trees can be located by selecting a green symbol on the map or by using the search options in the Listing tab. The basis for the map and list is the 2011 street tree inventory initiated by Portland Parks & Recreation, Urban Forestry (UF) and carried out by UF staff and many volunteers. The inventory was updated with new trees and removals in 2014, 2016 and June-August, 2018. We intend to update the inventory periodically with new trees, planting and removal years, and condition ratings. The Tree ID is the unique identifier for the tree in the inventory. Go here for more information about Urban Forestry's street-tree inventory project.

Click or tap on space and tree markers for additional information. Existing trees are indicated by green circles. Available slots for new trees, determined by Urban Forestry in 2011 are indicated by black squares. Trees that have been removed since 2011 and to our knowledge have not been replaced are indicated by red squares. Please send corrections and updates to us by means of the Help Us tab. Thanks. To zoom to your approximate location, click


Information about all Eastmoreland street trees, existing and removed since the 2011 inventory, can be retrieved below. Use the search options to isolate your trees or others of interest. If our information is incorrect, please take note of the Tree ID and send us a message by means of the Help Us tab.

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You can reduce the number of listed trees by specifying any part of the address or common name. For example, entering "wo" in the Address field and "cas" in the Common Name field will reduce the list to all cascaras and 'Cascade Snow' cherries associated with houses on SE Woodstock Ave. Wires refers to overhead high voltage lines -- look for transformers and ceramic insulators connected to the top wire(s). You can find information about removed trees by choosing one of the two options for removed trees in the dropdown selector By default, the trees are listed ordered by address. You can change the ordering, ascending or descending by clicking on the column headings.


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Check the "Rating Trees" tab on this website for more information about rating the condition of our trees.
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When we have counted tree rings, usually in a stump, the Planted year yields the inferred age of the tree rather than the time since the tree was planted. Ring counts tend to err on the low side; differentiating rings in periods of low growth can be difficult.

Reporting plantings, removals, structural failures, corrections, etc

Almost everyone is curious about the age and longevity of our trees. When were my trees planted? What is the average useful life of this species in a street tree environment? Knowing when trees are planted and removed and knowing when and why structural failures (loss of a 6" diameter limb or worse) occur help us to provide answers to these questions.

Keeping information about our street trees accurate and up-to-date is a difficult task. We need your help so that we can better assess how trees fare in the neighborhood. Please notify us by means of the following form. If the notification is about an existing tree, locate it on the Map tab; touch or place your mouse cursor over it to get the pop-up dialog with Tree ID. This is the best way to identify the tree unambiguously. Otherwise, use the notification type list and comments box to tell us what you think we should know. It doesn't have to be your tree! Your submission will appear at the top of the list below. We will only use your name, email address, and phone number to follow up if needed. Thank you very much for your help.










Recent Notifications

Address Tree ID Comments Date Added
3312 CRYSTAL SPRINGS16387Removed for DED 20182019-05-07
3312 CRYSTAL SPRINGS16386removed for DED 2018.2019-05-07
3254 CRYSTAL SPRINGS16547Removed for DED in 2018.2019-05-07
7535 SE REED COLLEGE PLACE18800This empty space now contains a Triumph elm hybrid, planted this year. Permit number:2018-273562-000-00-UF.2019-04-22
7806 SE 27TH AVE8142This tree actually belongs to the neighboring address: 7824 SE 2th Ave.2019-04-22
3128 SE CLAYBOURNENoneThe database originally showed 3 American elms at this address; 2 removed since the inventory. A ground check 4/19 shows no elms at this address. Not sure when the other went away but it's gone now.2019-04-22
7201 SE 34TH AVE16669Norway maple to the left of driveway removed. Removal/replant permit IVR 4306870,12/10/2018 listed on PortlandMaps.2019-04-18
7021 SE 34TH AVE.16661Tree dead but still standing.2019-04-12
7033 SE 34TH AVE.16662Norway maple removed, stump ground as of today, 4/12/2019.2019-04-12
7517 SE 28TH AVENUE11866Elisabeth Miles was given this tree at Bill Naito's funeral in 1996. She then planted it in the planting strip in 1996. It is one of many Japanese maple seedlings given away at the funeral. Elisabeth's mother was still living in the house in June 2017.2019-03-31
3532 SE KNAPP STNoneTree planted on the Knapp side to the left of driveway. No planting permit listed on PortlandMaps.2019-03-29
7418 SE 29th Avenue Portland11771Our ginkgo shows up on the map, but not in the "Listing" tab/list - or at least I can't find it there. No response needed.2019-02-21
2935 SE REX11788This lot belongs to my mother-in-law, Carol Langdon. She has removed this dead tree. (th: recorded)2019-02-21
7550 SE 32ND18803Looks like an elm was removed yesterday. (th: recorded)2019-02-14
6230 SE 34TH14800Large limb failure 1/23/20192019-01-28
7535 SE REED COLLEGE PL18800American elm removed 1/21/2019. Removal/replant permit IVR 4317315, 01/02/2019 listed on PortlandMaps. (th: recorded)2019-01-23
6128 SE 34TH AVE14793Norway maple removed 1/2019. Removal/replant permit IVR 4312082, 12/27/2018 listed on PortlandMaps. Replacement, unidentified, planted. (th: removal recorded)2019-01-10
6415 SE 34TH AVE17119Old dogwood (dead) removed 12/06/2018. Removal/replant permit IVR 4297961, 11/26/2018 listed on PortlandMaps. (th: recorded)2018-12-06
6707 SE 34TH AVE17129Removal/replant permit listed IVR 4116423, 11/30/2017. (th: recorded)2018-11-16
6707 SE 34TH AVE17130Birch removed 11/15/2018. Removal/replant permit listed IVR 4290292, 11/09/2018. (th:recorded)2018-11-16
7627 SE 32ND AVENone2 new Oregon ash trees2018-11-01
6710 SE 34TH1201834.1 DBH American elm removed, sometime this year (2018).2018-10-02
34TH & GLENWOOD12018Looks like this was pruned away by PGE.2018-09-29
6108 36TH16960Looks like this one is gone. Didn't get a chance to ask Brad about it at the recent block party.2018-09-12
3606 SE HENRY ST12732We just bought this house and there are no trees in front on SE Henry although 2 are listed2018-07-28

100 Trees for 100 Years Kick-off - ENA Monthly Meeting 7:15 pm, May 16, 2019 - Vollum Lecture Hall, Reed College

2019 spring and summer planning for a fall planting and strategies to ensure street trees thrive: 100 Trees for 100 Years. Please join us where we will discuss this planting effort — what the neighborhood has told us, what the 2018 update of the 2011 Eastmoreland Street Tree Inventory revealed, and what arboricultural practice and urban forest science has to recommend.

2018 Tree Survey and Inventory Update Reports - ENA Monthly Meeting 7:00 pm, Jan. 8, 2019 - Elliot Hall, Reed College

The Eastmoreland Tree Committee recently conducted a survey of neighborhood knowledge and attitudes regarding street trees. Here is a link to the results of the survey:

The Committee also completed it's third review of the neighborhood's street trees last summer. This presentation highlights trends that we have observed since the initial inventory in 2011. Here are the links to the slides ands accompanying text:

Pruning Workshop - Saturday, 8:45 am - noon, May 20, 2017 - Berkeley Park

Join the Eastmoreland Tree Team and Urban Forestry as we care for young trees in need of structural pruning. Learn the basics of structural tree pruning from a certified arborist, prune street trees in small groups, and meet fellow tree enthusiasts. This work party will help you make a difference in your community and give you the skills to care for your community trees!

We will be out rain or shine! We recommend long pants and long sleeves, sturdy shoes and a rain/sunhat and bring a backpack, rain gear and water bottle. Instruction, tools, gloves, coffee, water and snacks will be provided.

Schedule:
  • 8:45 - 9:00: Register
  • 9:00 - 9:45: Pruning demonstration
  • 10:00 - 11:45: Small pruning groups head out in neighborhood
  • 11:45 - Noon: Reassemble and return tools

Where: Berkeley Park, SE Cesear E Chavez Blvd & SE Bybee Blvd

Registration: Look for the Register here link on the Urban Forestry page.

Questions: Contact Mason Wordell 503-201-3133, Mason.Wordell@portlandoregon.gov

Annual Elm Inoculation - Saturday, 8:00 am - 1:00 pm, June 4, 2016

We will be inoculating 62 American elms with an EPA registered fungicide, using microinjection units, to help reduce the risk that these trees will be infected with Dutch Elm Disease. Breakfast and lunch included.

Schedule: (tentative)
  • 8:30 - 9:30: Registration, breakfast, and training
  • 9:30 - 12:30: Split into teams and inoculate trees
  • 12:30 - 1:00: Lunch

Where: Meet at 6028 SE Reed College Place

Registration: 8:30 am on June 4th

Questions or to volunteer: Contact Jerry Beatty 503-810-8723, Jeromebeatty9@gmail.com

Decode the Tree code: Tree Removal Workshop - Saturday, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm, May 9, 2015

Heard about the Portland new citywide Tree Code? Wondering how Title 11 impacts tree removal? Join the Eastmoreland Tree Committee and Urban Forestry Tree Inspectors for a walk and talk to discuss tree removal permits. Learn when code requires a permit for removal, criteria for removal, replanting requirements, and when permits are denied. Tree protection and removal during development will also be covered. This event will be held outdoors and will look at specific examples.

Where: Berkeley Park SE 39th Ave and SE Bybee Blvd

Registration: Register online here Space is limited to 25 participants

Questions: Contact Elizabeth Specht 503-260-5876, Elizabeth.Specht@PortlandOregon.gov

Pruning Workshop - Saturday, 8:30 am - noon, April 4, 2015 - Berkeley Park

Meet at Berkeley Park to learn pruning basics from an ISA certified arorist. Prune street trees in groups of 4-5 people. Have fun, meet fellow tree enthusiasts, and make a difference.

Schedule:
  • 8:30 - 9:00: Registration
  • 9:00 - 9:45: Pruning lesson and splitting up into teams
  • 10:00 - Noon: Teams head off to assigned sections and prune tagged Trees
  • Noon: All volunteers return to Berkeley Park

Registration: Register online here

Questions: Contact Elizabeth Specht 503-260-5876, Elizabeth.Specht@PortlandOregon.gov

Great opportunity for planting trees this fall — Friends of Trees Planting Dec. 13, 2015 — $25 per tree!

2014 Eastmoreland Street Tree List — The Rationale: Make it Simple and Increase Diversity

This year Friends of Trees celebrates their 25th Anniversary, and 17 years have passed since Eastmoreland’s first Friends of Trees Planting in 1997. That first planting offered a simple choice — plant an elm or a maple — and resulted in around 90 new trees planted. We would like to provide that kind of simple choice again AND increase the species, genus, and family diversity in the neighborhood street tree population.

We know increasing the diversity of our street tree canopy means meeting a moving target over time; but nonetheless, meeting a target we can define each year. Ideal diversity is defined by Portland Parks and Recreation’s Urban Forestry Division and other municipal arborists as having no more than 10% of one species, 20% of a single genus, and 30% of a single family in a given street tree population. As we reach targets, we will be changing the recommended list each year.

We know from our 2011 Street Tree Inventory that we have more than enough maples: at around 46 % maples in our street tree population, we exceed genus and family levels, and exceed species levels with our Norway and Silver Maples. We also nearly have reached the species target among elms and lindens. We have reached our family target in the Rosaceae family, which includes many flowering trees.

When you choose a tree from this list, you will be contributing to the resilience of the neighborhood street tree population by increasing its species, genus, and family diversity. Descriptions of these trees and others on the current Friends of Trees list can be found here.

2014 Eastmoreland Planting List for December 13th Planting with Friends of Trees
(Note: The current neighborhood tree list is on the "Plant-Prune-Remove" tab)
Common Name of TreeGenus, Species (Family)Height x Width
8 foot and wider strip, no high voltage wires
Incense Cedar Calocedrus decurrens (Cupressaceae) 50x20'
Oregon White Oak Quercus garryana (Fagaceae) 45x50'
Tulip Tree Liriodendron tulipifera (Magnoliaceae) 80x40'
6-8 foot strip, no high voltage wires
Willow Oak Quercus phellos (Fagaceae) 40-60 x 30-40'
Shumard Oak Quercus shumardii (Fagaceae) 50x40'
American Yellowwood Cladastrus kentukea (Fabaceae) 45x40'
4-6 foot, no high voltage wires
Crimson Spire Oak Quercus robur x alba 'Crimschmidt' (Fagaceae) 45x15'
Forest Green Oak Quercus frainetto 'Schmidt' (Fagaceae) 50x30'
American Hop Hornbeam Ostrya virginiana (Betulaceae) 40x25'
2.5-4 foot strip, no high voltage wires
Golden Raindrops Crabapple Malus transitoria 'Schmidtcutleaf' (Rosaceae) 20x15'
Japanese Snowbell Styrax japonica (Styracaceae) 25x25'
8 foot and wider strip with high voltage wires
Lavalle Hawthorne Crategus x lavallei (Rosaceae) 30x20'
Giant Dogwood Cornus controversa 'June Snow' (Cornaceae) 30x40'
6-8 foot strip with high voltage wires
American Hop Hornbeam Ostrya virginiana (Betulaceae) 40x25'
Black Tupelo Nyssa sylvatica (Nyssaaceae)35x25'
Evergreen Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora 'Edith Bogue' (Magnoliaceae) 30x15'
4-6 foot strip with high voltage wires
Evergreen Magnolia Magnolia grandiflora 'Edith Bogue' (Magnoliaceae) 30x15'
Chinese Pistache Pistachia chinensis (Anacardiaceae) 30x30'
2.5-4 foot strip with high voltage wires
Golden Raindrops Crabapple Malus transitoria 'Schmidtcutleaf' (Rosaceae) 20x15'
Japanese Snowbell Styrax japonica (Styracaceae) 25x25'

Most of the trees responsible for our shady streets and sidewalks are American elms and Norway maples planted by the original developers early in the 20th century. The remaining American elms, about 200, are disappearing fairly rapidly despite an inoculation program for Dutch elm disease, and many of the Norway maples, now on the city's nuisance tree list, have been pruned into unnatural shapes due to high-voltage lines. Many have been removed.

After much discussion, the Eastmoreland Neighborhood Association (ENA) has endorsed a street-tree plan that retains the historical pattern of different trees on north-south and east-west streets while introducing diversity to insulate the tree population from pests and diseases. The ENA also endorses planting the right tree in the right place. Plant large-canopy trees wherever possible, wide planting strips and no high-voltage (HV) lines overhead; plant smaller trees in narrower planting strips and under HV lines to avoid utility pruning.

We have provided lists of recommended trees below. These trees, selected from Urban Forestry's tree lists, have been chosen to provide unifying characteristics on N-S and E-W streets. You may notice that maples are missing from the large-canopy tree lists, and elms are reserved for E-W streets with strips over 8' wide. At present, the neighborhood is overstocked with these species; they may be added back into the mix in the future.

Please help us maintain an abundance of mature trees with shaded streets and sidewalks. Take care of your street trees, plant appropriate trees, and fill those empty spaces. Future residents will be indebted to you just as we are indebted to the original developers of Eastmoreland. Thank you.

Planting Trees

To identify the appropriate tree list below, answer three questions:

  • Will the tree be planted on a N-S or a E-W street?
  • How wide is your planting strip (inside edge of curb to sidewalk)?
  • Are high-voltage lines present? HV lines are always the top wires on the pole and are associated with insulators and transformers. Look at adjacent trees for clearance pruning.

A permit is required when planting a new street tree. An Urban Forestry Tree Inspector will mark the location on the curb and review your tree selection. You can also participate in the annual Friends of Trees planting, usually in early December. Here are some additional resources.

Pruning Trees

The city's website has excellent information on pruning young and mature trees. Any search for information should begin here. The city conducts free workshops in tree care and identification. Check their schedule. Check the events tab above for activities in Eastmoreland. Some of the city's pruning resources are listed below.

Removing & Replanting Trees

If you need advice on the condition of a street tree, you can request a visit by a Urban Forestry Tree Inspector online . You can discuss your options with the inspector. In some instances, you can mitigate the removal instead of replacing the tree. A Removal & Replanting Permit is always required, no exceptions, when removing a street tree.

During the 2011 inventory, volunteers assigned a condition rating (good, fair, poor, dead) to each tree. While the dead rating was almost always obvious, the difference between good and fair, fair and poor was ambiguous. We need a rating system that is simple, repeatable, and informative. So, we developed a method that anyone can apply, is quantitative and repeatable, and gives information about the tree's roots, trunk, and crown.

If we have applied the new rating system and track why individual trees are removed in the future, the new rating system may allow us to predict average risks and useful lifetimes for common tree species in our neighborhood.

Consider rating your own trees to decide whether you may need some professional help.

Tree Condition Rating System
TreeConditionRatingSystem.pdf
Tree Condition Rating Data Sheet
TreeConditionRatingDataSheet.pdf

Eastmoreland Mature Tree Condition Rating System

Tree condition is characterized according to three attributes:

  1. Where - location of sign or symptom of damage on the tree. Location is the beginning point for the condition rating process.
  2. What - type of damage, which includes identifying signs and symptoms of damage.
  3. How much - how severe is the damage. Record most severe damage seen.

Signs are physical evidence of the damaging agent, such as wounds, conks, punky wood, cracks, and broken branches.

  • Wound is an opening or series of openings where bark has been removed or the inner wood has been exposed and no signs of advanced decay are present.
  • Decay is degraded wood that has lost its structural strength; often stringy or punky.
  • "Punky wood" is a sign of decay and is evidenced by soft, often moist, degraded tissue.
  • Conks are the perennial fruiting body of wood - rooting fungi.
  • Cavities are holes in the tree body. Cavities into the main bole that are oriented in such a way that they act as catchment basins for water are signs of decay.
  • Root heaving is when roots are broken or pulled out of the ground by leaning tree.

Symptoms are the reaction of the tree to the damaging agent such as:

  • Cankers (sunken, dead cortical material),
  • Galls (swelling or outgrowth of tissue),
  • Small and discolored foliage (determined by comparing to healthy tree of same species),
  • Unbalanced crown (when large branches are on one side of the crown with large angles between branches).
  • Co-dominant stems: 2 or more main stems (or "leaders") that are about the same diameter and emerge from the same location on the main trunk. Included bark is where the stems have grown together and compress the bark between them. A "V" union is more likely to fail than a "U".

The tree is examined from all sides starting with the roots and root collar. Damage signs and symptoms are prioritized (record the most severe damage seen), based on location in the following order:

  • roots, root collar and any root flare up to where bole begins,
  • bole of tree, from root collar up to base of tree crown (where large branches start),
  • branches and foliage in crown.
The ratings of the most severe damage in each location (0 to 3) are added together to yield the total tree condition rating.

Tree Condition Rating Data Sheet

Eastmoreland Mature Tree Condition Rating Field Data

Tree ID: Date of Inspection:
Species: Inspected by:
DBH: Address:

Divide the tree into three sections, for observation.

  1. Roots, root collar (base of tree), and any root flare up to where bole (trunk) begins.
  2. Bole or trunk of tree, from root collar up to base of crown (where large limbs start).
  3. Crown - majority of large limbs and branches including foliage.

Walk in a circle around the tree, making observations at each location. Estimate the severity of damage according to different thresholds for the signs and symptoms listed below.

Record only the highest number representing your observations and estimates for each location.

A. Roots and root collar up to where root flare ends
  • No damage – Code 0
  • Tree with roots overlapping curb or sidewalk (too large for planting space) – Code 1
  • Any: conk, crack, or wound with decay – Code 2
  • Any: cavity or root heaving or wounds with decay present exceeding 50% of tree circumference – Code 3
B. Bole of tree, up to where large branches start
  • No damage – Code 0
  • Any conk, crack, or wound – Code 1
  • Multiple conks, or any cavity or wound with decay or co-dominant stems with included bark – Code 2
  • Major (big, deep or wide) cavities or wounds with decay or detaching bark present – Code 3
C. Branches and foliage in the crown
  • No damage – Code 0
  • Any indicator or large dead or broken branches, or smaller than normal or discolored foliage – Code 1
  • Any one limb or branch with a major cavity or wound with decay present – Code 2
  • Multiple limbs or branches with cavities or wounds with visible decay – Code 3
Total rating: ________________
Comments:

3/14/2014