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Two Projects Announced to Help “Green” Georgetown

At Seattle’s Arbor Day celebration a few weeks ago, the City celebrated the 30th anniversary of being a Tree City USA. Cities receive a Tree City USA designation for meeting high standards on tree care. Mayor Murray was on hand to reaffirm that Seattle is committed to maintaining and growing… [ Keep reading ]

Recruiting New Members for the Urban Forestry Commission

The City of Seattle is looking for two new members to serve on the Urban Forestry Commission. The positions available are: Position #3 – Natural resource agency or university representative Position #8 – Development community or Non-City Utility Representative The Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) advises the Mayor and City Council… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle’s Urban Forestry Commission Position Opening

The City of Seattle is looking for a new Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) member to fill Position #4. This position is for a hydrologist or similar professional, preferably with expertise in the study of natural drainage, climate or air quality, or a combination. This position is appointed by the Mayor, and… [ Keep reading ]

Did You Know: Street Trees 101

Seattle’s public rights-of-way along our streets provide an excellent opportunity to add trees to our city. Street trees can help calm traffic, give neighborhoods beauty and character, and even increase the value of homes. The City of Seattle encourages residents to plant trees along public streets. But there are some… [ Keep reading ]

Making the Most of Urban Fruit Trees

It’s late summer and that means harvest time for lots of fruit trees, including apples, pears and plums. This bounty can sometimes go to waste when fruit doesn’t get picked when it’s ripe, or there’s just too much fruit for one family to use when things ripen all at once…. [ Keep reading ]

Sat. 8/16 – Beacon Hill Volunteer Work Party

Renew our urban landscape!  Come join the Seattle Tree Ambassadors in renovating the traffic triangle at 15th Ave and Beacon Ave S. Join your neighbors and help us take the first steps towards creating a wonderful landscape that all will enjoy by helping us pick-up trash, weed, and mulch. Meet at the… [ Keep reading ]

Living Up to the Emerald City Name

The environmental benefits of trees are pretty well-known (better air quality, reduced stormwater runoff, support for wildlife), but did you know that research has also shown there are significant social and economic benefits to trees as well? Trees help reduce workplace stress and increase worker productivity, business districts enjoy better… [ Keep reading ]

Free Trees Available Soon!

Seattle reLeaf will soon be opening the application process for its Trees for Neighborhoods program – Monday, August 4 at 10 a.m. – where households can receive up to four free trees. The Trees for Neighborhoods program helps Seattle residents plant trees around their homes. Since 2009, Trees for Neighborhoods has planted over… [ Keep reading ]

Focus on “Greening” Rainier Beach

Majestic awe-inspiring trees are what make Seattle a great place to live and work. Our urban trees make our streets friendly to walk and bike; soak up rainwater to keep our streams, lakes, and Puget Sound clean; calm traffic, helping to avoid accidents; build community by creating pleasant spaces for… [ Keep reading ]

Cool Tree Map Now Online

The Trees for Neighborhoods program helps Seattle residents plant trees around their homes. Since 2009, Trees for Neighborhoods has helped Seattle residents plant over 4,000 trees in their yards and right-of-ways. The program just released the Trees for Neighborhoods Tree Map. This interactive map overlays planting data with canopy cover… [ Keep reading ]