Lake Oswego And Our Trees I first started selling real estate in Lake Oswego in 1978, and buyers were looking for newer homes with trees, one of the only newer areas that had trees was Mt. Park.

Trees have always been a draw to buyers especially those moving into our area from out of state. Of course there are many benefits to having trees in your yard not to mention the million shades of green there are.

However, over the years, and still to this day, Lake Oswego has become known as a town where it is almost impossible to have a tree removed from your property.  Not unlike other areas, there are rules as to which tree, or what kind of situation will allow you to remove one.

In addition to the City having rules as to which tree(s) can be removed, your HOA could be like mine, where you need to get approval from your HOA as well before any trees are taken down.

Tree Protection and Removal Workshop

While I think I know what the rules are to remove trees, I need a refresher.  I have several trees now that I would like to remove but not certain if I would be allowed to.

If you are like me, you might like to know there is a workshop scheduled to explore the City’s tree code requirements for tree protection and tree removal permits.

This workshop will take place at Lake Oswego City Hall, 380 A Avenue and will include:

  • An indoor presentation to explain the various types of tree removal permits.
  • An outdoor demonstration with examples of measuring tree diameter, tree protection fencing, techniques for protecting trees during construction and more.

Please email or call 503-635-0290 for free registration.  Visit to learn more about the Urban & Community Forestry Workshop series.


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Thinking of Selling Your Lake Oswego Home?

Prices are increasing at a fast pace in Lake Oswego. Interest rates are still low but are increasing, and there is still a huge pool of buyer demand. I have ready, willing and able buyers ready to purchase your home. If you want to know the value of your home in today’s real estate market, please call me at 503-804-9685.

Moving to Lake Oswego?

Want to know more about Lake Oswego? I’d love to be your buyer’s agent, please give me a call at 503-804-9685.

I have worked in Lake Oswego as a Real Estate Broker since 1978 and have lived in Lake Oswego since 1988 and know all the neighborhoods! The real estate market is “hot” here in the Portland metro area and Lake Oswego. I am ready to assist you with all your real estate needs! “There is no substitute for experience.”

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