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2018 Urban Forestry Management Plan Update

The City of Seattle is creating a new Urban Forest Management Plan. This plan will provide a framework for policy and action that will guide the City's work to maintain, preserve, enhance, and restore Seattle's urban forest.

This effort is just beginning; updates and more information will be added to this page as they are available.

Plan Development Timeline

July - October, 2018: Public engagement process
August - October, 2018: Assessment of current programs and policies
November, 2018 - March, 2019: Drafting of plan goals, strategies, and actions
April - June, 2019: Draft plan circulated for public comment
July - November, 2019: Final plan production
November, 2019: Submittal to Mayor's Office for approval
December, 2019 - March 2020: City Council adoption process

Public Engagement

The City of Seattle is reaching out to communities in different ways to gather public input prior to drafting the new Urban Forest Management Plan. Learn more about what we are doing with this background presentation.

The Urban Forest Management Plan update team is working to reach communities impacted by Seattle's trees but who have not historically been involved in the City's urban forestry work.

The City of Seattle is also engaging stakeholders through the listening sessions and briefings listed below.

Date Event Location / Time Open to public?
9/5/18 Urban Forestry Commission Listening Session Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Avenue
Room 2750

3-5 pm
Yes
9/14/18 Urban forestry government agencies listening session   No
9/14/18 Tree advocates listening session Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Avenue
Room 2750

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Yes
9/19/18 Tree service providers   No
9/25/18 Urban forestry implementation partners   No

 

   
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