The Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Urban Forestry launched the Street Tree Management Plan in 2016. Through effective inventorying, maintenance, replacement, and community involvement, they hope to ensure the health, preservation and expansion of Seattle’s urban forest. They are looking for your feedback on how and where SDOT should focus street tree work through 2024.
What is a street tree?
All trees growing within public right-of-way are street trees, and are protected through the implementation of the Street Tree Ordinance.
Inventory: Update inventory of all street trees by 2024.
Maintain: Prune every SDOT maintained street tree at least once by 2024.
Replace: Plant at least two trees for every one removed.
Connect: Perform a program-long engagement plan that connects healthy green spaces equitably to all communities.
Healthy, well-maintained street trees provide many local benefits to communities such as:
- reducing crime
- improving health
- minimizing stress
- and calming traffic
What you need to know
SDOT is looking for your feedback! Please fill out this quick 10-minute survey to share your thoughts on how and where SDOT should focus street tree work through 2024: www.surveymonkey.com/r/SDOT_STMP
This project is funded by the 9-year Levy to Move Seattle, approved by voters in 2015. Learn more about the levy at www.seattle.gov/LevytoMoveSeattle.