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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. They help us care for urban trees in public landscapes by removing ivy and other aggressive weeds that damage our forest. They write and lead tours of the urban forest for their friends and neighbors. Tree Ambassadors help build community and create a culture of caring for our community's trees.

Do you have a group of 10-30 people who would like to work together to care for Seattle's trees? Contact us about bringing your group to a work party by emailing treeambassador@seattle.gov.

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! We will help you identify trees, make maps, and organize community events. Join us whenever you want - to get started email treeambassador@seattle.gov.

Tree Stewardship: Help care for trees in public landscapes. Tree Stewardship projects engage volunteers in caring for neighborhood trees. Tree Ambassadors remove ivy and other aggressive weeds that damage our forest. Volunteers also lay mulch and take on other tasks that keep trees healthy. 

Trees for Seattle staff organize events and provide tools, gloves, snacks, and help. Learn more about where we work or find an event near you.

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

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

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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