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Urban Forestry

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Urban Forestry - The Trees of Tacoma


Tacoma's Urban Forest Management Plan

Trees along streets, in parks, open spaces, backyards, and across the city provide many benefits and constitute an "urban forest". Tacoma's urban forest is a valuable asset that, if maintained, will continue to add to the health of a community for generations to come. We are all under One Canopy and benefit from the proper care and enhancement of the trees in Tacoma.

To support this goal, we’re in the process of developing an Urban Forest Management Plan to create a shared vision and road map for the trees in Tacoma. To follow along and engage in the process of developing this plan for our urban forest, visit the Urban Forest Management Plan project website, at TacomaTreePlan.org.


Come to our community meeting!

Tuesday, Oct 22, 6:30 PM – 08:00 PM

Eastside Community Center, Social Hall (1721 E 56th St, Tacoma, WA 98404) 


Hear an update on the UFMP project—what’s been completed and the next steps; shape the strategies for Tacoma's trees and provide feedback; share your One Canopy story and favorite place in Tacoma; and join us for an open discussion on all things tree-related. For more information, visit the urban forest management plan website.


Urban Forest Management Plan Website


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

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