Seattle Department of Transportation is a strong advocate for effective management of urban forest resources on City streets. The department combines educational and regulatory efforts to ensure proper planting, pruning and removal practices along City of Seattle streets.
Seattle has been recognized for 30 years as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation, and as a Tree Growth City for 19 years.
Staff – (206)684-TREE (8733)
Nolan Rundquist, City Arborist. Certified Arborist, TRAQ, Municipal Specialist
Tyson Goeppinger, Certified Arborist, Utility Specialist. Inspection district – Madison Valley, Central District, SoDo, Rainier valley south to Orcas.
Tim Griffith, Certified Arborist, TRAQ. Inspection district – North of ship canal.
Paul Humphries, Certified Arborist, TRAQ. Inspection district – Rainier Valley south of Orcas, Georgetown, South Park, West Seattle
Lou Stubecki, Certified Arborist, TRAQ. Inspection district – Queen Anne, Magnolia, Downtown
After the Storm…..Advice on dealing with tree issues
Urban Forestry Permits