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2019 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 work will be ongoing over several months; check back on this site for updated information.

A draft plan will be available for public comment in 2019. If you would like us to contact you when the draft plan is ready for review, submit your contact information here.

Plan Development Timeline

July - December, 2018: Public engagement process
November - December, 2018: Assessment of current programs and policies
January - March, 2019: Drafting of plan goals, strategies, and actions
April - May, 2019: Draft plan technical review
June - August, 2019: Draft plan circulated for public comment
September - 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 and 11/7/18 Urban Forestry Commission Listening Session
Notes
Seattle Municipal Tower
700 5th Avenue
Room 2750

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

11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Yes
9/19/18 Tree service providers
Notes
  No
9/25/18 Urban forestry implementation partners
Notes
  No
10/16/18 Freight Advisory Board
Notes
Seattle City Hall
Room L280

9:30 - 11:30 am
Yes

 

   
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