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2013 Urban Forest Stewardship Plan

The 2013 Urban Forest Stewardship Plan established four goals for Seattle's urban forest:

1. Create an ethic of stewardship about the urban forest among City staff, community organizations, businesses, and residents

2. Strive to replace and enhance specific urban forest functions and benefits when trees are lost, and achieve a net increase in the urban forest functions and related environmental, economic, and social benefits

3. Expand canopy cover to 30 percent by 2037

4. Increase health and longevity of the urban forest by removing invasive species and improving species and age diversity

Schedule of presentations on the draft 2013 plan

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2007 Urban Forest Management Plan

The 2007 Urban Forest Management Plan provided 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 was implemented through actions ranging from tree care to tree planting.

2007 Seattle Urban Forest Management Plan (pdf)

2010-2014 Implementation Strategy



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