Seattle leads the nation in sustainable urban forestry!
As the first Green City Partnership, Seattle represents the realization of a public-private model to bring the community together to promote healthy forests and sustainable ecosystems. We’re pleased to have been able to participate and share in Seattle’s success!
Currently, the Green Seattle Partnership estimates that 23 percent of the entire city is covered by tree canopy – but the goal is much greater: “We have a goal for our forest of 30 percent canopy for the entire city” says Mark Mead, senior urban forester for Seattle Parks and Recreation. Considering that the potential loss of urban forests in just 20 years without active stewardship is 70 percent, this 7 percent increase will take lots of work. But, we know Seattle is tackling this challenge in with the highest sustainability standards!
How are you helping our city and region to expand the tree canopy …and all of the benefits that come with it?