Green Seattle Partnership Survey
Here's your chance to help Seattle's urban forest without even stepping outside. Take just a few minutes to fill out this survey from the Green Seattle Partnership to help guide the program's priorities and community outreach efforts. Thanks!
West Seattle Tree Planting
Sunday, December 6
10 am - 12 pm
Fauntleroy Way & 36th Ave SW, 98126
Join us in planting new trees in West Seattle! We will be planting healthy new trees to replace the dead ones that were removed in October. No experience necessary, arborists will be on hand to teach you what you need to know. Dress for the weather with wear long pants and close toed shoes. We will provide snacks and tools.
Kudos to Seattle City Light
Our friends at Seattle City Light (SCL) along with the Earlington Hills Neighborhood group and students from DIRT Corps (Duwamish Infrastructure Restoration Training) have teamed up to restore and plant along SCL’s Beacon Hill transmission right of way corridor in Renton. With help from a Renton city grant and an ACTrees grant, multiple groups of hardworking people have been coming together since 2007 to remove invasive weeds and plant native species. They have created a corridor for wildlife, taught volunteers about environmental stewardship, and provided space for future projects like community p-patches.
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.