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Progress on Seattle’s tree canopy

Working to implement the Urban Forest Management Plan’s (UFMP) goals, City staff adopt annual work plans and issue annual progress reports. The UFMP is a long-term plan for increasing Seattle’s canopy cover from 23% to 30% by 2037.  Staff from the Urban Forest interdepartmental team presented the 2011 progress report… [ Keep reading ]

Arborist sought for Seattle’s Urban Forestry Commission

The Seattle City Council is looking for a new Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) member to fill the Arborist role in Position # 5. The term would start upon selection and extend through December 1, 2014. To be considered, applicants must have board certification as a Master Arborist or Municipal Specialist… [ Keep reading ]

2011 Trees for Neighborhoods Program a Huge Success

The 2011 Trees for Neighborhoods program was a great success! The program provided 1,000 trees to Seattle residents for planting in their yards and planting strips. Altogether, 75 fruit trees, 400 small trees, and 525 medium to large trees were given out (see map graphic below for distribution). 135 of… [ Keep reading ]

Free trees for your yard still available!

The Trees for Neighborhoods program provides free trees, waterbags and training to Seattle residents who’d like more trees around their homes. The application period is still open for trees to plant in yards, and a variety of large trees is still available. Learn more at the Trees for Neighborhoods website. Healthy,… [ Keep reading ]

Free trees for your yard – apply now!

The Trees for Neighborhoods program is happy to offer free trees to Seattle residents again this year. You can apply for up to four trees to plant in your yard (it is possible to plant in the parking strip, but you must let the program manager know to coordinate the required permit). There’s… [ Keep reading ]

Tree Ambassadors Hard at Work

Seattle’s urban forest is one of our most important assets – after all, we are the Emerald City. Our urban forest consists of all the trees in the city, including those along our streets, in our parks, and in our yards. Urban forests play an important role providing shelter to… [ Keep reading ]

Ask a Tree Expert!

Even though it felt like it took a long time to get here,  it looks like spring is finally here to stay. Anxious to finally get your hands dirty in your garden? As you carefully tend to your veggies, flowers and plants, don’t forget your trees as well! As the… [ Keep reading ]

National Arbor Day, April 29, 2011

April 29 is National Arbor Day, the day established in 1872 to encourage tree planting and care. You can celebrate here in Seattle this Saturday, April 23, from noon to 4 p.m. at the City of Seattle’s official Arbor Day and Earth Day celebration. OUT for Sustainability will be working… [ Keep reading ]