Old Number 6 just outside the Skagit General Store in Newhalem. Photo by Barb Haight, the Skagit General Store Manager.
Seattle City Light LARRY WEIS, Interim General Manager and CEO
Vegetation Management
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Our Mission

Vegetation Management is committed to ensuring safe and reliable power delivery through the comprehensive and environmentally responsible management of the vegetation our lines and infrastructure impact.


Seattle City Light Partners with Seattle Department of Transportation and Volunteers to Plant Trees in the Beacon Hill Neighborhood



This fall 157 trees were planted in planting strips in the Beacon Hill Neighborhood. Crews from SDOT worked diligently through October and November ensuring the trees were properly planted, staked, and mulched.

SDOT Crew Members


And on Halloween, a group of hardy volunteers braved the stormy weather to plant trees near Maplewood Park on Beacon Hill.

Volunteers Planting a Tree



If you're around Beacon Hill you might see some of these great new trees. Enjoy!

Dogwood cultivars: Venus, Starlight, and Eddie's White Wonder
Royal Raindrops Crabapple
American Hornbeam




Protecting Our Lines, Respecting Our Environment


Everyone at Seattle City Light is committed to producing and delivering environmentally responsible, safe, low cost and reliable power - Vegetation Management is no exception.

It's no easy task; with over 1,700 miles of lines running through eight cities and Unincorporated King County, and 657 miles of transmission right-of-way spread across five counties, we have hundreds of thousands of trees, shrubs, vines, and landscapes to maintain. With a small core of dedicated utility vegetation management professionals and a network of highly trained, qualified contractors we work year-round to find solutions to these ever-growing challenges.

The utility vegetation management industry is evolving and City Light is growing with it. In the last 25 years advances in arboriculture - the study of trees, shrubs and vines - have unlocked a deeper understanding of how woody plants respond to pruning and injury.

Come explore our programs - find out more about who we are, what we do, how and why. Learn about the challenges and opportunities Vegetation Management faces as the demands for reliable, safe energy and our urban forests continue to grow.
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The Right Tree Book
Printable PDF with selection and planting tips.

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(206) 386-1650
SCLVegetation@seattle.gov

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