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Calling all green thumbs!

Gardening in the Planting Strip is easy with a free permit! As the days start getting longer and the weather (hopefully) warms, we want to share info about one of our favorite things: gardening in the planting strip! Apply for a free permit to turn the grassy or unpaved area… [ Keep reading ]

Contribute to climate resilience, plant a tree!

Did you know we have a detailed inventory of the location, planted date, and types of trees along City rights-of-way? Seattle’s original street tree inventory was first undertaken between 1991-1993. An accurate street tree inventory is a powerful decision-making tool. Since the urban forest is not static but… [ Keep reading ]

Right-sizing citation fees

If you’re walking or biking to work, busing to school, driving goods across town, or enjoying a meal at a sidewalk café, you’re using a shared public resource known as the right-of-way. The right-of-way is the space above, below, and at the surface of places like public streets, sidewalks,… [ Keep reading ]

Landscape crew on 15th Ave W

We are so lucky to have an abundance of greenery in our city. That means we also have to maintain vegetation for safety purposes. Here’s where Urban Forestry will be this weekend. SAT. JUN 29 Urban Forestry landscape crew will perform a large scale cutback of the overgrowth in the… [ Keep reading ]

Saturday and Sunday, April 20 and 21: Maintenance work on Mercer St

Our crews will be performing landscape and road maintenance on Mercer Street this Saturday and Sunday. Here’s what to expect Saturday, 7 AM – 3:30 PM: Inside eastbound lane adjacent to the median will be closed between Westlake Ave N and Boren Ave N Sunday, 8 AM… [ Keep reading ]

APR 13 & 14: Routine landscape maintenance on Mercer St. continues.

Our landscape crews will continue maintenance and cleanup of the medians on Mercer St between Westlake Ave N and Boren Ave N this Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14. The inside lanes adjacent to the median both east and westbound will be closed from 7 AM to 3:30… [ Keep reading ]

This Sunday, Mar 31: More landscape maintenance on Mercer St.

Our landscape crews will continue maintenance and cleanup of the medians on Mercer St between Terry Ave N and Fairview Ave N this Sunday, March 31, 2019. The lanes adjacent to the median (both the east and westbound) will be closed from 7 AM to 3:30 PM. Thanks… [ Keep reading ]

This Sunday, March 24: Landscape maintenance on Mercer St

Our landscape crews will be performing a spring cutback, weeding, and cleanup of the medians on Mercer St between Dexter Ave N and Terry Ave N this Sunday, March 24, 2019. The lanes adjacent to the median (both the east and westbound) will be closed from 7 AM to… [ Keep reading ]

This Sunday: Landscape maintenance work on Mercer.

Daylight Savings Time starts on Sunday, March 10, 2019. This Sunday, March 10, our Urban Forestry Landscape crews will be performing landscape maintenance on Mercer and 6th Ave N. The work may require us to close an eastbound right lane between 5th and 6th avenues N on Mercer. We’ll be on site from… [ Keep reading ]

SUNDAY, DEC 23: Median & planting strip maintenance on Mercer corridor.

PLEASE NOTE: Starting January 14, 2019, we will retire the On the Move blog channel and all traffic advisory blogs will be posted on the SDOT blog channel.  Our Urban Forestry Landscape crews will be performing a fall cut-back and clean-up of the median and planting strips along the Mercer corridor between 5th Ave N… [ Keep reading ]