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Trees in parks - Parks & Recreation (206) 684-4113

Tree code violations – Planning & Development (206) 615-0808

Trees along streets- Department of Transportation (206) 684-TREE (8733)

Trees or limbs blocking sidewalks or streets (24 hr number)- (206) 386-1218

Trees and power lines - City Light (206) 386-1733

Tree/power line emergency – City Light (206) 684-3000

Illegal pruning & removal -

  • on Seattle Parks Department property should be reported to (206) 684-4113 during regular business hours (8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Monday through Friday.)
  • on other public property should be reported to (206) 684-TREE (8733) during regular business hours ( 8:00 am – 4:00 pm – Monday through Friday).
  • on private property should be reported to DPD at 615-0808 ( 8:00 am – 4:30pm – Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays & 10:00 am – 4:30 pm – Wednesdays).
  • During non-business hours call the police non-emergency number 206-625-5011 to report illegal cutting.

City Web Sites

Seattle Parks & Recreation Department

Tree Maintenance Program

Tree Management, Maintenance, Pruning, and/or Removal Policy

Urban Forest Restoration Program

Vegetation Management Plans

Tree Donations

Department of Planning & Development

Trees & Vegetation Removal

Tree Protection Regulation

Private Property Tree Rules Update

Hazard Trees


Seattle Department of Transportation

Arborists Office


Street Tree Planting & Removal Permits

Street Tree Map

Street Tree Planting Procedures

New Tree Planting

Tree Planting Tips

Watering Newly Planted Trees

Tree Service Companies w/Annual Permit

Tree Pruning Guide

Landscape Architecture

Seasonal Tree Care

Utility Tree Inspections

Heritage Tree Program

Seattle Street Tree Inventory

Landscape Architecture & Natural Systems


Seattle City Light

Vegetation Management

Urban Tree Replacement Program

Tree Trimming Program

The Right Tree Book




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