Tree Health and Management

Seattle Parks and Recreation Department's Tree Maintenance Program maintains the health and safety of trees through out the City's park system. Along with the Urban Forest Restoration Program, the Department has devoted resources to help maintain our urban forest canopy. Tree Crews maintain trees inside the City's parks and along its boulevards; respond to citizen inquires regarding trees along park boundaries; conduct hazard tree reviews from staff and citizen reports; and answer a significant number of tree health and care questions from the general public. For more information about our policies around plants, trees, gardens, and park lands, visit our Horticulture Program page.

Tree Management Policy

The purpose of the tree management policy is to maintain, preserve, and enhance the urban forest within parks. In 2022, Seattle Parks and Recreation updated the policy to be consistent with current practices and to incorporate climate change and equity considerations. Download the policy.

Parks and Recreation

AP Diaz, Superintendent
Mailing Address: 100 Dexter Ave N, Seattle, WA, 98109
Phone: (206) 684-4075
Fax: (206) 615-1813

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