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Tree Ambassadors build community around trees.

Tree Lover? 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!

What is a Tree Ambassador?

Tree Ambassadors are volunteers who help care for Seattle’s trees and make a positive difference in Seattle's urban forest. Tree Ambassadors help build community and create a culture of caring for our community's trees.Tree Ambassadors are trained to lead projects that inspire residents to appreciate and care for our trees.

Project Types:

Tree Walks: Explore Seattle's awe-inspiring trees with your friends and neighbors. Tree Walks are fun, positive community events that engage communities with the trees surrounding them. Tree Ambassadors develop tours to highlight interesting or significant trees in their neighborhoods and lead their walk as a public event. Check out the schedule of upcoming walks or download one of the self-guided walks. Don't see a walk in your neighborhood? Become a Tree Ambassador and design Seattle's next Tree Walk!

Tree Walk volunteer training includes tree identification, map making, and organizing community events. Trees for Seattle staff help volunteers identify good routes, map trees on that route, write text, and put together a public event.

Tree Stewardship: Help care for trees in public landscapes. Tree Stewardship projects engage volunteers in caring for neighborhood street trees and public landscapes. Tree Ambassadors adopt sites and organize work parties to weed, mulch, and care for the trees that make our neighborhoods greener and healthier.  

Tree Stewardship volunteers are taught how to care for trees, identify and remove invasive species, properly mulch, and organize fun and safe community events. Trees for Seattle staff help volunteers develop site plans, organize community work parties, and secure tools, mulch, and other equipment. Learn more about where we work.

Join your fellow tree lovers to grow Seattle’s urban forest!

Check out these photos, our Volunteer Spotlight page, or our 2017 highlights video to learn more about what the Tree Ambassadors have been up to.

Being a Tree Ambassador means:

Making a positive difference within Seattle’s urban forest

Meeting fellow tree lovers and becoming a valued part of Seattle’s urban forestry network

Getting trained to lead projects you are passionate about

Opportunites for free workshops on subjects like tree identification, pruning, and tree biology

No previous tree experience necessary - just a love of trees!

Join Us!

Becoming a Tree Ambassador is easy. New volunteers need to attend an overview training and at least one project training. After the trainings, our staff will support you in developing your projects. Trees for Seattle trains new volunteers each spring. Join our email list to get updates on next year's training schedule.

Check out our events calendar to find opportunites to volunteer or join us for a Tree Walk. Or join our newsletter list and we will send you updates on upcoming events and trainings.

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

Questions? Contact us at (206) 615-1668 or treeambassador@seattle.gov.

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