The Portland City Council has updated its tree code. This presents some challenges for developers and homebuilders who need commercial tree removal services but worry about running afoul of new regulations in a city that conservation and advocacy group American Forests calls one of the 10 best U.S. cities for urban forests.
As we alluded to in a post on commercial tree pruning in our Urban Forest Pro blog, local government policies generally — and tree codes in particular — are often put in place to balance the needs of developers with that of the broader community. The city of Portland’s tree code, for example, seeks to protect both “the health, safety, and general welfare of the citizens of Portland” and the city’s “ecological, cultural, and economic resources.”
That sort of balancing act can be a difficult task to undertake — both for the city and for builders (especially for builders). That’s just one of the reasons why developers and homebuilders should seek the guidance of experts who can help plan a proper and legal course of action.
Urban Forest Pro
For Portland tree removal projects, there is no better guide than the trusted experts at Urban Forest Pro. We’re a full-service tree company, and one of the city’s official “Local Tree Care Providers.” What’s more, every single one of our arborists is ISA Certified.
That means Urban Forest Pro is perfectly positioned to perform commercial tree removal in accordance with all local laws and regulations.
Partner with us, and let’s find out how best to keep your development on schedule. Contact Urban Forest Pro today with any questions you may have.
Commercial Tree Removal
Urban Forest Pro’s certified arborists can put together a plan of action best suited to the needs and priorities of your particular development priorities. When it comes to tree care and tree removal, we are the absolute best in the business.
Here are just a few of the tree services we can provide:
We use the latest in high-climbing techniques and skills to ensure the trees are removed safely and securely. Urban Forest Pro has the tools and the know-how necessary to handle any special challenges presented by commercial tree work.
Certain trees have steep branch unions, which can tear or split. Urban Forest Pro installs cables to allow the tree to move in the wind while holding it back from the kind of movement that might split it during pruning or tree-removal operations.
Often considered an afterthought, stump grinding is a necessary and quite a delicate process — so it’s extra important to hire a professional to take care of it. Urban Forest Pro uses top-of-the-line equipment, and our trained professionals will ensure the stump is eradicated for good.
What can Urban Forest Pro do for you? Contact us today!