The Urban Forest Management Plan is currently being updated.
See the draft plan
In order to maximize the benfits of trees within Seattle, the City has engaged in an effort led by the Urban Forest Interdepartmental Team to update city-wide policies and regulations. This work has resulted not only in the update to the Urban Forest Management Plan but also in the update of the Street Tree Ordinance (led by the Seattle Department of Transportation) and an update of tree regulations governing private property (led by the Department of Planning and Development). See the 2012 urban forestry comprehensive planing and regulatory
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Seattle’s Urban Forest Management Plan provides a long term vision for increasing tree canopy cover (the percent of the city covered by trees as seen in an aerial view) and the myriad environmental, social, and economic benefits associated with trees in urban areas. The plan is implemented through actions ranging from tree care to tree give-aways. Follow the links to the left to explore what progress has been made on implementing the plan.
2007 Seattle Urban Forest Management Plan (pdf)
2010-2014 Implementation Strategy