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Urban Forestry - Evergreen Tacoma

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Urban Forestry - The Trees of Tacoma

The Urban Forestry Program is part of the Office of Environmental Policy and Sustainability. We see caring for Tacoma's urban forest as an important part of growing a sustainable, healthy, and vibrant city.


Trees provide many benefits and collectively Tacoma's urban forest is a valuable asset that if maintained will continue to provide benefits to the community members of Tacoma for generations to come.


Help Grow Tacoma's Urban Forest 

The goal of the Urban Forestry Program is to increase the tree canopy cover from approximately 20 percent (based on a 2018 analysis) to 30 percent in 2030. This will be achieved by planting trees with help from partner organizations and community members and by preserving existing healthy trees.


We invite you to help grow Tacoma's urban forest. Applications are now available for the Grit City Trees program. Grit City Trees offers free street trees to qualified Tacoma residents for planting in their right-of-ways.




Call 311 or

use the online 311 tool


City of Tacoma Urban Forestry

(253) 502-2138