Heritage Tree Symbol



Large Tree Symbol   Large
Medium Tree Symbol   Medium
Small Tree Symbol   Small
Unclassified Tree Symbol   Unknown

  Maintenance Responsibility

SDOT Owned Symbol   SDOT
Privately Owned Symbol   Private (Last Update 1992)
Parks Owned Symbol   Parks
Other City Dept Symbol   Other City Dept.


Parcels Symbol  


Click on a heritage or public right of way tree to get more information.
Public Right of Way

Find Tool: You can enter a common or scientific tree name to highlight these on the map.
e.g Sweetgum / Liquidambar styraciflua / Oak

Location Tool: You can enter an address, intersection or Seattle landmark to pan the map to that location.
e.g. Seattle Center, 700 5th Ave, 5th Ave / Columbia St

Neighborhood Lookup: Use the Neighborhood Selector to move to a selected Seattle Neighborhood.

Navigation: Use the navigation tools above the map to:
Zoom To Full Extent
Zoom To Previous Extent

You can also take advantage of the following keyboard shortcuts:
  • Drag the mouse to pan
  • Mouse Scroll Forward to zoom in
  • Mouse Scroll Backward to zoom out
  • SHIFT + Drag the mouse to zoom in
  • SHIFT + CTRL + Drag the mouse to zoom out
  • SHIFT + Click to recenter
  • Double Click to Center and Zoom in
  • SHIFT + Double Click to Center and Zoom in
  • Use arrow keys to pan
  • Use + key to zoom in a level
  • Use - key to zoom out a level

Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Urban Forestry

Phone: (206) 684-TREE (8733)
Email: seattle.trees@seattle.gov

Add a Tree to Our Tree Inventory: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/tree_add.htm

Modify an Existing Tree in Our Tree Inventory: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/tree_modify.htm

Street Tree Planting Permits: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/treeplanting.htm

Street Trees Pruning/Removal Permits: http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/treepruning.htm

Private Property Tree Regulations: http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/Codes/Tree_Landscaping_Regulations/Overview/default.asp

Parks and Recreation Trees: http://www.seattle.gov/parks/horticulture/treemaintenance.htm
Q. How accurate is the individual tree information?

A. The original tree inventory data was collected in 1990 - 1992. SDOT maintained trees were last updated in 2008. Privately maintained trees have not been updated in over 20 years, and trees planted by homeowners over the past 20 years have not been added to the original data. The "last verified" field indicates the age of the data. If the field is empty, the original collection date is the last time the tree was evaluated.

This map should not be used to obtain data for construction or other projects.

Q. Does the city take care of all street trees?

A. The city does not maintain all street trees. SDOT maintains street trees planted by SDOT. Parks and Recreation maintain street trees growing along designated Parks Boulevards. The majority of street trees are managed by SDOT but adjacent property owners have responsibility for maintenance. The "maintained by" field indicates maintenance responsibility.

Q. Do I need a permit to plant, prune or remove a street tree?

A. Yes. Contact the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT) Urban Forestry Section for the proper permit: Phone: (206) 684-TREE (8733) Email: seattle.trees@seattle.gov. You can apply for a permit online, or download application forms from the SDOT Urban Forestry Website: www.seattle.gov/transportation/forestry.htm

Q. Can I edit information on this map?

A. No. This map is for information purposes only. SDOT Urban Forestry updates inventory information on city maintained trees on a monthly basis. Privately maintained trees are updated as available resources allow. Forms for submitting information about trees that are currently in the inventory, and for adding new trees are available on the "Contacts and Links" tab.
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