Tree Lover? Become a Tree Ambassador!
Do you dream of living in a tree house? Do you eagerly await the first leaf buds in the spring? Do you love to lie on your back and watch branches dancing in the breeze? Does a stroll down a tree-lined street put a smile on your face?
You may be a tree lover! Learn more about how you can join your fellow tree lovers as part of our volunteer team. Details and application are on our website here.
We Are Hiring
The City of Seattle's Urban Forestry team is hiring four paid internship positions on the Seattle reLeaf team, in the Seattle Department of Transportation, and in the Department of Construction and Inspections. The available positions are:
- Seattle reLeaf Intern - closed
- Urban Forestry Intern - closes April 26
- Tree Inventory Management Intern - closes April 26
- Tree Regulations Intern - closes April 26
Details on all of these positions and instructions on how to apply can be found on the City of Seattle's jobs portal.
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 Tree topping is an outdated pruning practice that indiscriminately removes large amounts of leaves and branches.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.