Seattle Needs a City Urban Forester
Seattle has long needed the support of a City Urban Forester to oversee the City’s management of our urban tree canopy, which is currently managed in 9 different departments without central coordination or oversight.
Right now we have an opportunity to get this position funded as part of the current budget process.
Councilmember Alex Pedersen is introducing an amendment to the Seattle City Budget to add a City Urban Forester position to the Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE). This is a big step forward! CM Lisa Herbold has signed on as a Co-Sponsor. A third council member is needed as a co-sponsor; additionally the budget process will require 5 votes to put this amendment in the budget.
Please ask the Council to support and co-sponsor the City Forester Amendment by sending an email below. Thanks for your support!