Tree Ordinances & Permits

Tree Ordinances

Tree Ordinances are designed to enhance public safety and preserve community trees.

  • Property owners or managers are responsible for maintaining all landscaping in the right-of-way adjacent to their property. 
  • If you are planting, pruning or removing trees in the public right- of-way you must obtain a permit from the City. 
  • City Ordinance prohibits topping of trees.  
  • City Ordinance also requires that trees, shrubs and other vegetation must not impede pedestrian or vehicular traffic. 
  • Tree Services working within the City of La Grande must have a current Commercial Tree Service Permit.

For more information about City Ordinances regarding trees please contact the Urban Forestry Division at (541) 663-1952.

To access online permits please visit the Parks and Recreation website at: