Urban Forestry

Useful Websites

Pacific Northwest Chapter of the International Society Arboriculture - Professional association of arborists and urban foresters.

Treelink.org - Urban and community forest information.

Friends of Trees - Community stewardship organization that promotes trees in the Portland/Vancouver area.

National Arbor Day Foundation - Provides information and resources on trees and conservation.


Tree City USA

If you have noticed the abundance of beautiful trees in Sandy you will not be surprised that the City was recognized by the National Arbor Day Foundation in 2005 as a Tree City USA. We are proud to promote the importance of our trees within the community. See the Tree City USA website for more information.

Building with Trees

The Building With Trees™ recognition program, presented by the National Arbor Day Foundation in cooperation with The National Association of Home Builders and Firewise Communities outlines tree protection practices and provides two opportunities for builders and developers to receive recognition for their efforts - one following the planning and design phase of a project, another following construction. For more information on building with trees click here.

Hiring an Arborist

As arborist is a specialist in the care of individual trees. Arborists are knowledgeable about the needs of trees, and are trained and equipped to provide proper care. Hiring an arborist is a decision that should not be taken lightly. Proper tree care is an investment that can lead to substantial returns. Use the International Society of Arboriculture link to locate a certified arborist.

Urban Forestry Regulations

The City of Sandy regulates tree removal and retention. See the urban forestry regulations portion of the Municipal Code for more information.

Tree Removal

A person who desires to remove trees shall apply for and receive either a Type I, Type II or Type III tree permit before tree removal occurs. Use the application below to apply for tree removal.

Street Tree List

Use the link below to find the appropriate trees for your project.

filecabinet Sandy Tree Removal Permit Application
filecabinet Street Tree List: Updated 6/12/2013.pdf