A celebration of trees, community and resilience
From the Trees for Seattle newsletter:
Arbor Week marks the beginning of planting season in Seattle and celebrates the importance of trees for safer, healthier, and more vibrant communities. This year’s all-online programming includes videos, workshops, and activities to encourage Seattleites to plant, appreciate, and care for the urban forest. The main event, a tree planting at Charles Stokes Overlook Park in the Central District, is centered around themes of resilience and growth. You can also look forward to “Ask an Arborist” Episode 2, a storytelling workshop, a virtual tour of Heritage Trees, and more! The City of Seattle is hosting these events in partnership with the Black Heritage Society of WA, the Northwest African American Museum, and Forterra. Check out our website for more details and stay tuned as we kick off the celebration in the coming weeks!
Call for Tree Stories
Trees do so much more for us than provide shade from the hot sun or line our streets with a flash of color. They can influence our lives in many different ways, from making us healthier to connecting us to our cultural identity. Everyone has a tree story – tell us yours today! Send your one to two paragraph story to TreeAmbassador@Seattle.gov, we’ll be sharing stories on our website as part of Arbor Week. Note: All submissions subject to review for appropriate and non-political content.