Your Forest Needs You!
Here are a number of ways you can help Seattle's urban forest grow.
TREES FOR NEIGHBORHOODS
The Trees for Neighborhoods program provides free trees for Seattle residents to plant in their yards. Trees are available in the fall. Program participants also receive free watering bags, training in proper planting and care, and ongoing tree care support.
The Tree Ambassador program empowers Seattle residents to be local leaders in urban forest stewardship. Tree Ambassador events include Tree Walks, tree mulching and care parties, and neighborhood landscape restoration events.
GREEN SEATTLE PARTNERSHIP
The City of Seattle, Forterra, and Seattle’s residents have joined together to form the Green Seattle Partnership working to restore 2,500 acres of forested parkland by 2025. Volunteers remove invasive plants, plant new native trees and understory plants, and perform long term maintenance. Events happen every week year round. To learn more: firstname.lastname@example.org
URBAN FORESTRY COMMISSION
The Urban Forestry Commission is a 9-member team which advises Mayor and City Council concerning the establishment of policy and regulations governing the protection,
management, and conservation of trees and vegetation in the city of Seattle. The Urban Foresty Commission meets twice a month, and all meetings are open to the public.
URBAN ORCHARD STEWARDS
The Urban Orchard Stewards is a public-private partnership between the City of Seattle and City Fruit. The program trains volunteers to become stewards of existing fruit trees in Seattle's public parks.
The Trails Program works with volunteers to address the need for trail maintenance, trail construction, and trail development standards. To learn more call (206) 684-4122
HERITAGE TREE PROGRAM
Nominate a special tree to be recognized and celebrated as a Heritage Tree. This program is a partnership between Plant Amnesty and the Seattle Department of Transportation.
TRAFFIC CIRCLE VOLUNTEERS
Help steward your neighborhood by adopting a traffic circle.
BRIDGING THE GAP TREE PLANTING
Seattle Department of Transportation
(SDOT) plants over 800 street trees per year. SDOT is interested in finding neighborhoods where about 100 trees can be planted within an approximate 4 to 5-square block area. For more information call 206-684-TREE (8733).