Seattle’s Urban Forest

Information and Resources on Seattle’s Urban Forest

Resources – websites

Green Seattle Partnership

Seattle Department of Transportation

Seattle Parks and Recreation

Seattle Urban Forestry Commission

Seattle Utilities and Trees

Trees for Seattle – city website

Resources – city documents and studies

Seattle Urban Forest Stewardship Plan – 2013

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

Seattle Urban Forest Management – Findings from an Initial Assessment – 2019

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

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

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

Living Landscape – Seattle Parks 2016

Documents and studies – canopy

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

Seattle Tree Canopy Assessment – Executive Summary 2016

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

Tree Canopy Assessment,  Sustainability & Environment Sub-Cabinet , Seattle ReLeaf – April 9, 2009,

Clarification of Canopy Cover Assessment Statistics, March 23, 2011

Resources – other documents and studies

The Forest for the Trees: A comparative analysis of urban forestry regimes in Seattle, Washington and Portland, Oregon, Chelsa Clayton, UW Political Science Dept Honors Thesis, May16, 2016

Urban Greening Factor for London -Greater London Authority