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City Inside/Out: Protecting Seattle's shrinking tree canopy
City Inside/Out: Protecting Seattle's shrinking tree canopy

Seattle is struggling to strike a delicate balance between preserving its trees while creating more housing for its residents. The Emerald City has lost 255 acres of its tree canopy in the last five years, and city leaders have an ambitious new plan to reverse the trend while addressing climate justice and urban growth.


Andrea Starbird, Co-Founder, Seattle Arborist Association & Arborist, Seattle Tree Care 

Roger Valdez, Director, Seattle for Growth

Steve Zemke, Chair, Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest

Maria Batayola, Chair, Beacon Hill Council

David Neiman, Partner, Neiman Taber Architects

Aliesha Ruiz, Seattle Government Affairs Manager, Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Counties 

Emijah Smith, Community Organizer


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