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Urban Forestry

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Urban Forestry - The Trees of Tacoma


We Want to Hear From You-Take Our Survey

We’re developing an Urban Forest Management Plan to create a shared vision and road map for the trees in Tacoma, and we want to hear from you! Take our survey by September 26, 2019, and you may be randomly selected to receive a $50 gift card to a Tacoma restaurant of your choice! More information on the Urban Forest Management Plan project is available at www.TacomaTreePlan.org.


Take the Survey


About our Urban Forest 

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.


Help Grow Tacoma's Urban Forest

Applications are now available for the Grit City Trees program until September 6, 2019. Grit City Trees offers free street trees to qualified Tacoma residents for planting in their right-of-ways.


Apply for Tree Coupons starting in September!  Tree Coupons can be redeemed for $30 off per tree purchased (up to three trees) at local participating nurseries from October 1, 2019 through March 31, 2020.



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City of Tacoma Urban Forestry

(253) 502-2138