Working to restore our urban forest

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Awe-inspiring forests are part of the heritage and appeal of our city. They make our lives better by providing places to play, rest and contemplate. Half of Seattle’s city parkland consists of forested natural areas.

Helping to care for Seattle’s urban forest is the Green Seattle Partnership (GSP). The GSP is a unique public-private venture that works in partnership with Seattle Parks and Recreation to promote a livable city by re-establishing and maintaining healthy urban forests.

With funding from the Seattle Park District, the GSP is helping to plant native trees and shrubs, restore parkland, organize volunteer events, and more. Some accomplishments from the first quarter of this year include:

  • 364 GSP volunteer events
  • 5,039 volunteers
  • 16,830 volunteer hours to support our urban forested parkland restoration program
  • 22.42 acres of restoration
  • 21, 240 native trees and shrubs planted
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