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Seattle Forest Week: A Celebration of the Urban Forest  

The City of Seattle’s urban forests are not only a beautiful part of our City but also play a crucial role in combating the impacts of climate change. To celebrate and protect this vital resource for our City, Seattle Forest Week returns this year from October 28 to November 4,… [ Keep reading ]

Seattle awarded $12.9 Million to plant trees, create jobs, advance climate justice, and restore forested places near schools, parks and low-income housing

Seattle – Recognizing the City’s leadership on advancing tree equity and a healthy canopy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Forest Service recently awarded $12.9 million to the City of Seattle to plant and maintain trees where people live, learn, and play to combat extreme heat and climate change, improve access to… [ Keep reading ]

Watch: Digging in to the Tree Canopy Cover Assessment

The City of Seattle released the final 2021 Tree Canopy Assessment showing Seattle’s 2021 tree canopy cover is 28.1%, down from 28.6% in 2016. Seattle’s goal is to achieve 30 percent citywide canopy cover by 2037, distributed equitably, as well as to improve tree health and resilience to climate change. Watch this… [ 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 ]

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 ]