Seattle has always been a fun, hip city, and now they’re voted among the top ten urban forests in our country.
No surprise, they (and so many other Washington cities) work very hard to maintain the health of their trees.
American Forests, the oldest national nonprofit conservation organization in the country, voted Seattle as one of the top best cities for urban forests.
That’s because Seattle stood out in 50 most populous cities in the nation. They met the 7 criteria needed to be among the best:
- Civic engagement in maintaining the urban forest;
- Urban forest strategies and city greening to address city infrastructure challenges;
- Accessibility of urban forest and greenspaces to the public;
- Overall health and condition of the city’s urban forest;
- Documented knowledge about its urban forests; and
- Urban forest management plans and management activities.
Read about the numerous benefits of healthy urban forests.
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