Celebrate Arbor Day!
Saturday, October 17
9:30 am - 12 pm
11 am - Tree Walk
Oxbow Park, Georgetown
6430 Corson Ave S, Seattle
Join Seattle Mayor Ed Murray and the Washington State Department of Natural Resources in celebrating Seattle's Arbor Day! We will be planting new trees and caring for established trees in Georgetown's iconic Oxbow Park. A free Tree Walk touring the beautiful and interesting trees in the neighborhood will leave from the park at 11 am. Other activities include apple cider pressing and face painting with City Fruit, opportunities for Georgetown and South Park residents to plant trees with the Duwamish Tree Canopy Project and DIRT Corps, and an Ask the Arborist booth to answer all your tree questions.
Plant Your Own Conifer
Seattle reLeaf's Trees for Neighborhoods project has a few beautiful conifers left for Seattle residents to plant in their yards this fall. Conifers are not only the best trees for Seattle's environment, they also add year round beauty and grace to your home. With Trees for Neighborhoods, Seattle residents are eligible to apply for up to 4 free trees along with water bags, mulch, and training in tree planting and care. Did the tree you are interested in sell out? Find out how to plant a tree on your own.
Let's Green the Duwamish!
The City of Seattle is focusing on growing trees in the Duwamish neighborhoods of Georgetown and South Park. Throughout the year, you may see us working on important tree projects such as planting, caring for young trees, and pruning. Find all of our upcoming events in the area here.
What's That Tree?
It's a common question for us here at Seattle reLeaf, especially in the spring when flowers and leaves start to emerge. Now there's a new way for you to find the answer. Tree Walk - Seattle is an Android-based app with a web version for non-Android users that can help you identify the beautiful trees you see around you in Seattle everyday. Learn more here.
Street Tree Manual Available
This year, Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) released a new resource to provide a one-stop tree care reference for residents, developers, contractors, and tree service providers. The manual outlines the requirements and standards established in the 2013 Street Tree Ordinance. Click this link to open and explore the new manual.
If you have questions about the manual, contact SDOT at (206) 684-TREE or Seattle.Trees@seattle.gov.
Stop Tree Topping
If your trees are being pruned, be sure they are not being topped. Tree topping is an outdated pruning practice that indiscriminately removes large amounts of leaves and branches. It looks terrible, causes serious damage to the tree, and often turns a safe tree into a safety hazard. Check out this great resource from the City of Tacoma on why tree topping is a terrible way to treat your tree. If you are hiring someone to prune your trees, make sure they are an ISA Certified Arborist. A legitimate arborist will never recommend tree topping.