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Managing Seattle’s Urban Forest – Seeking Feedback

Deadline for public comment is November 30, 2020.

Managing Seattle’s roughly 15,000 acres of tree canopy is no easy task. Urban trees grow on every landscape across the city – including public and privately-owned properties, street rights-of-way, and natural areas – all together making up Seattle’s urban forest. The City of Seattle relies on its Urban Forest Management Plan (UFMP) to guide policies and action toward maintaining, preserving, enhancing, and restoring this valuable public asset.

The City’s urban forestry team has been working on updating the UFMP and has solicited input from the community in a variety of ways in the past two years. The new draft plan includes goals and strategies to address racial equity, adaptation to climate change, public health and safety, and more. The draft is now available for public review.

Public input is being accepted through November 30, 2020, feedback can be submitted through the online comment form. Virtual presentations for your group or organization can be arranged by contacting Sandra Pinto at