Seattle’s Urban Forest

Information and Resources on Seattle’s Urban Forest

News Stories

The Struggle to Save Seattle’s Urban Trees in the Face of Development, Maria Dolan, Seattle Magazine, October 2017

Will Seattle (Finally) Protect Its Tree Canopy? by Adiel Kaplan and Robert McClure. Investigate West for Seattle Weekly, Oct. 27, 2017

As More Buildings Go Up, How Many of Seattle’s Trees Will Come Down?
by Adiel Kaplan, Investigate West, June 27, 2017

Seattle’s Long Neglected Tree Canopy on  a Collison Course with Development,
by Adiel Kaplan, Investigate West, July 27, 2016


Trees for Seattle – city website

Seattle Urban Forestry Commission

Green Seattle Partnership

Seattle Urban Forest Stewardship Plan – 2013

Seattle’s Urban Forest Stewardship Plan – Tree Strategy – TDAG Case Study

Seattle’s Urban Forest Ecosystem Values – Analysis of the Structure, Function, and Economic Benefits – August 2012

New Research indicates value of Seattle’s Urban Forest – Green City Partnerships 2012

Integrated Urban Forest Assessment, Green Seattle Urban Forest Management Plan – 2007

Seattle, Washington Urban Tree Canopy Analysis Project Report: Looking back and Moving Forward May 7, 2009

2016 Seattle Tree Canopy Assessment – Executive Summary

Seattle 2016 LiDAR Canopy Cover Assessment– slide presentation – May 8, 2016

Policy and Design Guidelines for Trees in a Growing Seattle, UW  MA Thesis, Elizabeth Moll 2016

Cities Research Alliance, 20

The State of Seattle’s Conifer Forests, Seattle Urban Nature, 2009

The State of Seattle’s Madrone Forests, Seattle Urban Nature, 2008

Seattle Street Tree Inventory and Map – Seattle Department of Transportation

Management of City Trees – City of Seattle Auditor, 2009

The Effects of Trees on Stormwater Runoff – Seattle Public Utilities Feb. 14, 2008

Seattle Tree Map – Seattle Audubon

Living Landscape – Seattle Parks 2016

Seattle Parks and Recreation – Policies & Plans