City launches Seattle ReLeaf
Seattle’s trees need your help. Seattle has lost more than half of its tree canopy since the early 1970s. The City of Seattle has launched Seattle reLeaf to help reverse the decline.
It is not possible to rebuild the urban forest without engaging the people who live in the city. That means you. While restoring trees in urban parks is important, that’s not enough. Most of the land in Seattle is in private hands; in fact, most is residential.
Here are a few of the ways you can help:
• Plant trees in your yard, and choose the right tree for your landscape.
• Water all your trees in summer, including mature trees.
• Prune young trees to create a strong structure.
To find out more about restoring the urban forest, visit Seattle reLeaf at www.seattle.gov/trees.