Trees and Urban Forestry
- Seattle ReLeaf
Seattle reLeaf provides residents information, volunteer opportunities and incentives to enhance our tree cover and increase the benefits trees bring to Seattle.
- Seattle Department of Transportation Urban Forestry
Administers, maintains, protects, and expands the City's urban landscape in street right-of-ways.
- Seattle Parks and Recreation Urban Forest Restoration Program
Enhances the beauty, sustainability and safety of our publicly-owned urban forest in Seattle parks.
- Green Seattle Partnership
The Green Seattle Partnership is a unique public/private partnership between the City of Seattle and Forterra with a goal of restoring 2,500 acres of forested parkland in the City of Seattle. Community volunteers are a vital part of the Partnership’s efforts, dedicating 87,000 hours in 2009.
- Urban Forestry Commission
Advises the Mayor and City Council on policies, plans, and regulations related to the protection, management, and conservation of trees in Seattle.
- Seattle City Light Tree Trimming Program
Maintains a reliable electric service by clearing branches, limbs and fallen trees away from power lines.
- Seattle Department of Planning and Development
Administers and enforces regulations related to development that affects trees on private property.
City Plans, Policies and Procedures
- Seattle's Urban Forest Management Plan
Provides a long term vision for increasing tree canopy cover and the environmental, social, and economic benefits associated with trees in Seattle.
- Department of Transportation Street Tree Planting Procedures
Allows the City Arborist to review the type of tree and the planting location. There is no charge for the permit.
- Parks and Recreation Tree Policy
Maintain, preserves and enhances the urban forest within parks.
- Parks and Recreation Vegetation Management Plans
Guides the growth, development, and maintenance of parks and open spaces.
- Tree Protection Regulations
Learn more about Seattle's work to enhance the beauty and sustain our urban forests at the Seattle Parks and Recreation website.