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Tree Stewardship

Tree Stewardship projects engage volunteers in caring for neighborhood street trees and public landscapes. Tree Ambassadors adopt sites and organize small-scale landscape projects to weed, mulch and care for trees that make our neighborhoods greener and healthier.

Landscapes in Need of Love

Check out the work we are doing and the available sites around Seattle in need of adoption.

Explore the intereactive map and the table below to see where we are working.

See a site you love? Consider becoming a Tree Ambassador or check out our events page to see if there's a work party coming up near you.

 

Landscapes North of Lake Union
Site Name (Neighborhood)
Description
Adoption Status

Green Lake Way & Whitman Ave Triangle (Wallingford)

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New in 2016, this site was recently planted by Tree Ambassador Jenny. Future work will involve weeding and keeping the newly planted trees well-mulched and watered. Check out the transformation.

 

Adopted

46th & Aurora Landscape (Wallingford/Fremont)

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This large Wallingford site needs continued attention. Volunteers have worked to weed, pick-up trash, and plant new understory species beginning in 2014. Our terrific Tre Ambassador team will continue to weed out aggressive plants, care for the new understory plants and pick up trash .Check out photos from our most recent work party

 

Adopted

21st Pl NE & 22nd Ave NE Open Space
(U District/ Ravenna)

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This large Ravenna/U District site is need of some attention. Volunteer work will include removing scotch broom, English ivy, and butterfuly bush and plant new neighborhood trees.

 

Recruiting Volunteer Lead

22nd Ave Traffic Bulbs (U District/Ravenna)

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Tree Ambassador Sharon began removing English ivy and weeds from these Ravenna traffic bulbs in fall 2015. Volunteers replaced the invasive ivy with native understory plants and mulch. Photos

 

Adopted

50th & Phinney Triangle
(Phinney Ridge)

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This Phinney Ridge landscape was adopted in 2016. Volunteers have begun removing invasive English holly and English ivy, mulching to suppress weed growth, and maintaining safe sightlines for pedestrians and traffic. Check out our work so far.

 

Adopted

Meadowbrook Pond (Meadowbrook)

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Beginning in winter 2016, volunteers began removing the English ivy and Himalayan blackberry threatening Meadowbrook Pond's mature trees and native understory. Photos.

 

Adopted
Landscapes South of I-90
 
Site Name (Neighborhood)
Description
Adoption Status

York Rd & S Horton St Triangle
(Mount Baker)

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This Mount Baker neighborhood triangle needs some love to keep the weeds out and the trees and understory plants thriving. Volunteer work will include weeding, mulching, and possible planting. (Photo 1, Photo 2)

 

Recruiting Volunteer Lead

Bayview Triangle
(Beacon Hill)

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Adopted in 2014, Tree Ambassador Marina and the Beacon Hill Garden Club have weeded, mulched, and removed garbage at this traffic triangle to keep the mature trees and evergreen understory plants thriving . Volunteers planted a new pollinator garden in the NW corner to add color and enhance the ecosystem. Future efforts will include continued weeding and maintenance.

 

Adopted

Beacon Ave & McClellan St Landscape
(Beacon Hill)

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Volunteer work began in summer 2016 to give this Beacon Hill landscape a makeover. Volunteers weeded and lay down a nice new layer of mulch to keep the plants and trees looking good.

 

Adopted

Fauntleroy Way & 36th Ave Triangle
(West Seattle)

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This West Seattle landscape is in need of continued care. In 2015, volunteers worked hard to remove invasive clematis and Himalayan blackberry and plant three new Beacon oak trees. Future work will include weeding and caring for the young trees. Check out the transformation.

 

Recruiting Volunteer Lead

SW Manning & SW Avalon Way (West Seattle / Luna Park)

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Beginning summer 2016, volunteers began caring for this lovely, but overgrown Luna Park landscape between SW Manning St & SW Avalon St. In November volunteers planted some beautiful new cedar trees and understory plants. Photos from past work parties.

 

Adopted

Rainier Ave S& S Graham St Triangle (Hillman City/ Rainier Beach)

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Tree Ambassadors Dave and Demetria adopted this Rainier landscape in 2016 and organized a very successful summer work party, removing over 6 cubic yards of weeds and 9 bags of trash. In 2017, we'll continue the work of removing aggressive weeds and caring for the mature pines and understory plants. Photos from the work party

 

 

Adopted

10th & Dallas Triangle (South Park)

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Volunteers have worked to remove invasive species and improve sightlines at past work parties, however a long -term volunteer could help ensure the site gets continued care. (Photo 1, Photo 2)

 

Recruiting Volunteer Lead

SW Juneau St & Fauntleroy Way SW & 39th Ave SW Triangle
(Morgan Junction)

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This Fauntleroy landscape has lovely mature trees and understory plants, however is being invaded by a number of invasive plants. In 2016 volunteers began removing invasive plants, mulching street trees, and improving sightlines for pedestrians and traffic. Photos

 

Adopted

12th Ave S & S Lucile St
(Georgetown Heights)

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This lovely neighborhood landscape includes mature strawberry trees with a diverse perrenial understory. Volunteers will continue maintaining to keep the weeds at bay and the trees thriving. Planting event photos

 

Adopted
Central Seattle Landscapes (Between I-90 and North Lake Union)
 
Site Name (Neighborhood)
Description
Adoption Status

35th Ave & S Lane Triangle
(Leschi)

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Since spring 2015, Tree Ambassador Adam has maintained this Leschi triangle, including work to improve sightlines, weed invasive Himalayan blackberry and English ivy, and plant new native understory plants. (Photo 1, Photo 2)

 

Adopted

21st & Emerson Landscape
(Interbay)

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New in 2016, three terrific Tree Ambassadors began the work of removing the aggressive English ivy that has overtaken the trees and desireable understory plants. This work will continue into 2017 and hopefully include planting some new native understory plants. Work party photos

 

Adopted

E Highland Drive Shoreline Street End (Madison Park)

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Beginning in winter 2016, Tree Ambassadors and neighbors began the work of opening up this Madison Park shoreline street end by removing the invasive Himalayan blackberry that had overtaken the site and trees. Future work will include continued invasive removal, mulching, and planting with native shoreline species. Photos

 

Adopted

Explore the interactive site map

Questions? Email TreeAmbassador@Seattle.gov

   
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