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Upcoming Events

We celebrate trees all year round - join us! All events are free. Check back often for new events and opportunities or sign up for our email list to receive monthly updates.

Hiawatha Playfield Tree Walk (Alki / Admiral)
Saturday, September 24
10 am - 12 pm
Meet in front of the Hiawatha Community Center, 2700 California Ave SW
RSVP here

Explore the elegant, graceful, and peaceful tree canopy that surrounds Hiawatha Playfield with our expert volunteer Tree Ambassador Al.

Meadowbrook Pond Work Party
Saturday, September 24
9 am - 12 pm
Meet at the entrance to Meadowbrook Pond on 35th Ave, across the street from Meadowbrook Community Center (10517 35th Ave NE)
RSVP here

Meadowbrook Pond is a beautiful community asset and home to numerous birds and other wildlife. But it needs your help! Tree Ambassador Lucy will be leading volunteers to remove the aggressive weeds threatening the trees and other healthy vegetation around the pond.

Tree Service Provider Workshops
Monday, September 26
Carkeek Park Environmental Learning Center – 950 NW Carkeek Park Rd, Seattle
9:30 – 11:30 AM Training workshop
11:30 AM – 12 PM Networking and questions with SDOT Urban Forestry staff

Tuesday, September 27
Rainier Community Center - 4600 38th Ave S, Seattle
9:30 – 11:30 AM Training workshop
11:30 AM – 12 PM Networking and questions with SDOT Urban Forestry staff

These workshops are for registered Tree Service Providers or individuals, or companies interested in becoming registered Tree Service Providers. Tree Service Provider registration is a Seattle-specific certification that is required to work on street trees in the right of way. For more information on registering as a Tree Service Provider please visit www.seattle.gov/transportation/treecompanypermits.htm.

At the workshop, you will:

  • Learn strategies for submitting accurate street tree permit applications
  • Get information about how to comply with street tree and street use regulations
  • Gain resources for making Traffic Control Plans
  • Network with other tree professionals and SDOT Urban Forestry staff
  • Earn International Society of Arboriculture (ISA) Continuing Education Units - 2 credits available for Certified Arborists, other credits available for other ISA certifications

Coffee and light refreshments will be provided. Space is limited. Reserve your spot here.

Please contact Nick Neverisky with questions at nick.neverisky@seattle.gov or (206) 615-1569.

Ballard Salmon Tree Walk
Saturday, October 1st
10-11 am
Meet at the corner of 11th Ave. NW and NW 58th St. [map]
RSVP here

Come learn about the beautiful trees of Ballard with Tree Ambassadors Bob & Erin as we walk through a neighborhood that once served as a salmon spawning stream. While the forest has changed significantly since then, you will still find the trees just as captivating, and Ballard all the more enchanting.

Bayview Triangle Work Party (Beacon Hill)
Sunday, October 9
12pm - 2 pm
Meet at the Bayview Triangle next to the Shell Station at 2424 Beacon Ave S [map]
RSVP Here

Join the Beacon Hill Garden Club & Seattle reLeaf to continue our rejuvenation of the Bayview Triangle & brand new pollinator garden. All are welcome; no experience necessary. We will supply tools and gloves. Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes. 

Seattle City Light Community Tree Planting (Lakeridge)
Sunday, October 9
10 am – 1 pm
Meet at Lakeridge Elementary School (7400 S 115th St, Seattle)

October is tree planting season! Join Seattle City Light to plant new street trees in the Lakeridge neighborhood. These trees will make the streets of Lakeridge more friendly to pedestrians while helping to clean our air and water. No experience necessary. Tools and snacks will be provided. For more information or to RSVP, contact Heidi at heidi.narte@seattle.gov or 206-386-1650.

Arbor Day
Saturday, October 15
9 am - 12 pm
Virgil Flaim Park (2700 NE 123rd St, Seattle; Lake City neighborhood)
RSVP here

Join the City of Seattle in celebrating Arbor Day. Activities will include facilitated tree climbing, volunteer tree planting, Ask an Arborist booth, a neighborhood Tree Walk, apple cider pressing, and more!

"FauntNeau" Triangle Work Party (West Seattle)
Saturday, October 22nd
9 am - 12 pm
Meet at triangle at the intersection of Fauntleroy Way SW, 39th Ave SW, and SW Juneau St in Fairmont Springs [map]
RSVP Here

Join your neighbors and help us start the transformation of this neighborhood gem. This triangle, which serves as a busy bus stop, is also home to birds and squirrels and provides a much needed green buffer to the neighboring homes. Help us remove aggressive weeds, care for the mature trees, and improve sightlines for pedestrians and traffic. We’ll provide tools, gloves, and instruction. No experience necessary.

Meadowbrook Pond Work Party
Saturday, October 22
9 am - 12 pm
Meet at the entrance to Meadowbrook Pond on 35th Ave, across the street from Meadowbrook Community Center (10517 35th Ave NE)
RSVP here

Meadowbrook Pond is a beautiful community asset and home to numerous birds and other wildlife. But it needs your help! Tree Ambassador Lucy will be leading volunteers to remove the aggressive weeds threatening the trees and other healthy vegetation around the pond.

Fall Tree Planting Workshop (Beacon Hill)
Sunday, October 30th
3 pm - 4 pm
Beacon Hill Library Branch, 2821 Beacon Ave S, 98144
RSVP Here

Hooray, tree planting season is here! Join us for a tree planting workshop to learn how to select the right tree and planting location, choose a healthy tree from the nursery, and how to properly plant your tree for success. We'll also walk you through the street tree permitting process and demostrate how to prepare a tree for planting. Kids welcome - we'll have coloring books and crayons.

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Questions? Email TreeAmbassador@seattle.gov or call 206-615-1668.

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