Tag: Trees

MORE TREES FOR SEATTLE

August 16th, 2012

Seattle has accepted a big challenge:  to turn around the loss of tree cover from developing a City on this formerly forested land, and to restore and regrow as much of the urban forest as we can.  Trees not only because they make the City more beautiful and our neighborhoods more livable, but also help […]

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MAKING COMMUNITY TREE PLANTING WORK

June 28th, 2011

Seattle residents love planting trees, and Seattle has been helping them to do so for many years.  We have an array of tree planting programs scattered among different Departments, without either central coordination or dedicated oversight to ensure that trees are planted in a coherent fashion and are maintained and retained after planting.  On Monday, […]

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BIOCIDADE (“BIOCITY”) CURITIBA: THE URBAN FOREST IN CURITIBA, BRAZIL

March 8th, 2011

Seattle has adopted a goal of restoring and increasing our urban forest.  We have created an Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) that is reviewing current policies and developing new approaches.  I would like to see  developed a new set of policies that will emphasize native vegetation, habitat restoration, and the benefits of trees in natural drainage.  […]

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