SDOT Urban Forestry Crews Keeping Seattle’s Green Spaces Landscaped, Thanks to Bridging The Gap

Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Urban Forestry Division crews kept busy by planting 555 trees, pruning 3,044 trees, and completing 1,080 landscape maintenance projects in 2014. All of these projects are possible due to funding provided by the Bridging the Gap (BTG) Transportation Initiative passed by Seattle voters in 2006.

5th Ave Trees

Tree planting

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urban Forestry is charged with overseeing the more than 40,000 trees in the public right-of-way, and maintaining 123 acres of landscapes that relate to the transportation system. Since 2007, the crews have planted more than 5,500 trees, pruned more than 25,000 trees and completed more than 3,000 maintenance projects across the City. This work is important to maintain, protect, and expand the City’s urban landscape in street right-of-ways for Seattle’s residents and businesses so that economic, environmental, safety and aesthetic benefits are maximized.

Before trimming

Before trimming

After trimming

After trimming

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you have questions or would like more information about the SDOT Urban Forestry Tree Program, please visit Urban Forestry’s website. In addition, if you have concerns about specific trees in your neighborhood, please call the citywide tree line at (206) 684-TREE.

For more information on Bridging The Gap please visit website.