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Seattle's Canopy Cover

Seattle's skyline includes trees

Canopy cover is the percent of the city that's covered by trees, as seen in an aerial view. Canopy cover is an important management tool for the City to understand the extent and distribution of trees in Seattle. Seattle's goal, established in 2007, is to reach 30% canopy cover by 2037.

2016 Canopy Cover Study

The City of Seattle has recently undertaken a new canopy cover study to measure where Seattle's urban forest is in relation to our goals. Results of that study will be presented in a public webinar on May 8 at 9 am. For more information, contact sandra.pinto_de_bader@seattle.gov.

2007 Canopy Cover Study

Download the canopy cover report (pdf, 2.2 MB)

Download a presentation about the results (pdf, 3 MB)

Clarification of Canopy Cover Assessment Statistics (pdf)


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