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Become a Tree Ambassador!

Do you dream of living in a tree house? Do you eagerly await the first leaf buds in the spring? Do you love to lie on your back and watch branches dancing in the breeze? Does a stroll down a tree-lined street put a smile on your face? You may be a tree lover!

Apply Now Tree Ambassadors nurture Seattle’s trees. Join your fellow tree lovers to help grow Seattle’s urban forest.


Tree Ambassadors

Tree Ambassadors build community and create investment in public green space.

Being a Tree Ambassador means:

  • Making a positive difference to Seattle’s urban forest by leading projects in an area of your interest
  • Meeting new friends and becoming a valued part of Seattle’s urban forestry network
  • Opportunities for free workshops on subjects like pruning, planting, and tree identification
  • Participating in fun events like learning to climb trees with professional rigging

Tree Ambassadors who complete the project training receive name tags and t-shirts. No previous tree experience necessary - just a love of trees!

Seeking Tree Lovers

In these project areas:

1. Tree Walks: Show off your favorite trees in your favorite part of Seattle. We will teach you the basics of making maps, identifying trees, and creating walking routes to engage your neighbors and coworkers in the urban landscape.
Next training:
Wednesday, March 12; 5:30 - 8 pm (dinner included) AND
Saturday, March 15; 9 am - 1 pm (lunch included)
Attendance both days is required to complete the training
Training held at the Forterra office, 901 5th Ave Seattle

2. Landscape Renewal:


Does seeing a tree choked by ivy drive you crazy? This project track is for you. Tree Ambassadors in this project area will plan and organize small-scale renovation projects on City of Seattle land in residential areas. Renovation work includes removing invasive plants, planting trees and understory plants, and mulching. We’ll help you develop a plan, recruit volunteer help, and lead work parties.
Next training:
Wednesday, April 2; 5:30 - 8 pm (dinner included) AND
Saturday, April 5; 9 am -1 pm
Attendance both days is required to complete the training
Wednesday training held at Dearborn Park Elementary School Library, 2820 S Orcas St, Seattle
Saturday training held at Martha Washington Park, 6612 57th Ave S, Seattle

3. Street Tree Stewardship: Never fear young street trees, the Tree Ambassadors are here! Volunteers in our Street Tree Stewardship track adopt street tree plantings and help our young trees thrive. Street Tree Stewardship volunteers plan work parties and recruit volunteers to mulch, weed, and care for the trees that are essential to making our neighborhoods walkable, sustainable, beautiful, and healthy.
Next training:
Saturday, May 17
10 am - 3 pm (lunch included)
Meadowbrook Community Center, 10517 35th Ave NE, Seattle

Apply Today!

Together we can make sure everyone in Seattle has a tree to hug. Apply here

Questions? Contact us at (206) 615-1668 or

Check out this article in the Queen Anne & Magnolia news profiling the Tree Ambassador program and the below Seattle Channel video on the work we are doing!


Tree Ambassador is a collaboration between the City of Seattle and Forterra. Program work is funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry program.

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