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Seattle forest week invites the community to celebrate our urban forest, October 22-29, 2022 


  • Seattle Forest Week is a week-long celebration of Seattle’s urban forest 
  • Arbor Day is Sunday, October 23rd from 12-3 at Be’er Sheva Park in Rainier Beach 
  • Green Seattle Day, a volunteer planting and restoration event, takes place on Saturday, October 29th at 16 parks across Seattle.  
  • Please see for more information 
  • Fall is an optimal time to plant 
  • Help us create a sustainable network of urban forests!  

The City of Seattle along with community organizations are inviting the community to celebrate Seattle’s urban forest with several events throughout the week.  

Seattle Forest Week is bookended by two large events. Trees for Seattle will host Arbor Day on October 23rd at Be’er Sheva Park in the Rainier Beach neighborhood. The event includes a tree planting demonstration, an introduction to forest bathing, kids activities, and an opportunity to volunteer in the park. On October 29th, Green Seattle Partnership will host Green Seattle Day at 16 park locations throughout Seattle to help care for and build healthy forested parks. Volunteers are needed to plant trees, remove weeds and provide a helping hand to Seattle’s forests on both days.  

Several other free events are available throughout the week for community members to learn about Seattle’s urban forest. Join us for native plant walks, green space tours, and more! All events are open to people of all ages and abilities. 

“Our urban forest is critical to our city’ s livability and provides benefits for all communities by improving air quality, cooling heat islands, and creating neighborhoods that are more resilient to the impacts of climate change,” said Mayor Bruce Harrell. “Seattle Forest Week is a time to renew our commitment to preserving Seattle’s trees and green spaces to reach our goal of 30% canopy cover while also ensuring that communities with the lowest canopy coverage see the most support.” 

Green Seattle Partnership and Trees for Seattle bring together local nonprofits, community members and city partners who support the city’s forest and our communities. The value of this work is immeasurable – communities are working together to restore and grow our local urban forest that helps address critical community issues like urban heat, provides connections to nature in the city, and slows stormwater to reduce the impacts of flooding. Fall is the perfect time for planting trees in Seattle due to our cool, wet winters. We take a week to celebrate the beginning of planting season each fall and explore all that Seattle’s forest can offer us. 

For an up-to-date list of all Seattle Forest Week events and to register for festivities, visit Find other ways to get involved year-round with Seattle’s forests at and