PlantAmnesty’s Urban Forest Gateway

For people who like trees or who have tree trouble, finding help can be a daunting task.  Below is a web-based gateway to help the public locate those who can help:  green businesses, government agencies, nonprofits, educational institutions, and others.

Nonprofits

Climate Solutions
http://www.climatesolutions.org
Practical solutions to global warming

Earth Corps
http://www.earthcorps.org
EarthCorps envisions a world where people and nature thrive together.

Feet First
http://www.feetfirst.org/
Promoting walkable communities

Friends of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks
http://www.seattle.gov/friendsofolmstedparks
FSOP is a nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving Seattle’s unique Olmsted landscape heritage and raising awareness of the Olmsted philosophy of providing open space for all people.

Futurwise
http://www.futurewise.org
For more than 25 years, Futurewise has worked to prevent sprawl in order to protect our State’s resources and make our urban areas livable for and available to all.

Groundswell Northwest
http://www.groundswellnw.org
Groundswell NW is an all volunteer organization with the mission to “Empower NW Seattle to create, activate and care for parks, open space and habitat”

National Wildlife Federation
http://www.nwf.org/
America’s Largest Conservation Organization works to protect wildlife for our children’s future.

The Re-Store
http://www.re-store.org
Puget Sound’s award-winning source for salvaged and used building materials.

Save Seattle’s Trees
http://www.saveseattlestrees.org
Group dedicated to informing public on Seattle’s tree issues and organizing to save trees.

Seattle Audubon
http://www.seattleaudubon.org
Cultivating and Leading A Community That Values and Protects Birds and the Natural Environment Since 1916

Sierra Club
http://cascade.sierraclub.org
Conservation, Legislation and environmental Political Candidate endorsement.

The Trust for Public Land
www.tpl.org
Creating Parks and Protecting Land for People™

Thornton Creek Alliance
http://www.thornton-creek-alliance.org/
A grassroots, nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving and restoring an ecological balance in the Thornton Creek Watershed.

Washington Environmental Council
https://wecprotects.org/
Our mission is to protect, restore, and sustain Washington’s environment for all.

Education

Elisabeth C. Miller Library
https://depts.washington.edu/hortlib/index.shtml
Free plant answer line, Pacific NW garden books, kids programs, book lists, plant sales.

Forestry Degree
http://www.forestrydegree.net
Promotes forestry degrees and conscientious wood use. 

SeedRain.org
http://seedrain.org/
SeedRain.org raises awareness about noxious plant invasions and offers advice for control, plus referrals for ecological restoration companies in the Seattle area.

The Nature Consortium
http://www.naturec.org
Urban Forest Restoration projects plus Grassroots, community-based organization that teaches environmental lessons through creative arts.

Tilth Alliance
http://www.seattletilth.org/
Our mission is to build an ecologically sound, economically viable and socially equitable food system.

University of Washington Center for Urban Horticulture
http://depts.washington.edu/urbhort
Offers educational courses for professionals and community members regarding tree care.

Urban Wilderness Project
http://www.urbanwildernessproject.org
The Urban Wilderness Project works to restore and encourage positive communities by providing culturally and environmentally based service-learning projects for youth and adult participants.

Community Groups

Association of Professional Landscape Designers
http://www.apldwa.org
Professional organization of Landscape Designers seeking to maintain standards of practice, provide a designer resource list, encourage environmental management and historical preservation of significant landscapes.

Forterra
http://forterra.org/
Developed Green City Program (Green Seattle Partnership) to maintain urban forested parklands.

Friends of Ballard Corners Park
http://www.ballardcornerspark.org
A community group helping to steer the acquisition, design, fundraising, implementation of a park on 17th Ave. NW btwn 62nd and 63rd

Friends of Discovery Park
http://www.FriendsDiscoveryPark.org
A nonprofit dedicated to defending and protecting the integrity of Discovery Park as an open space of quiet and tranquility with emphasis on its natural environment.

Heron Habitat Helpers
http://heronhelpers.org
Collaborate with Seattle Parks Department and Green Seattle Partnership towards common goal of preserving urban wildlife area near Discovery Park (Kiwanis Ravine).

Maple Leaf Community Council
http://www.mapleleafcommunity.org
Information on trees at Waldo Woods

Puget Creek Watershed Alliance
http://pugetcreekwatershedalliance.org/
Puget Creek Watershed Alliance is a grassroots group of neighbors and supporters working to address environmental, social, and economic concerns in our own community, backyards, and surrounding natural areas. We advocate for daylighting Puget Creek as environmental reparations for our downstream neighbors, the Duwamish Tribe, and support their struggle for treaty and fishing rights by restoring upstream habitat.

Sustainable Ballard
http://www.sustainableballard.org

Washington Native Plant Society
http://www.wnps.org

WSU Extension Master Gardeners
http://king.wsu.edu/gardening
Gardening fact sheets, info on Master Gardener program, pest info.

Professional/Business

Arthur Lee Jacobson
http://www.arthurleej.com
Tree and Plant Expertise for hire: publishing, writing, consulting, fine pruning, lectures and tours. Author of Trees of Seattle, and more than 350 articles.

Ciscoe Morris
ciscoeinfo@comcast.net

Garden Cycles
http://gardencycles.com/
Garden Cycles specializes in slope and forest restoration, removing invasive ivy, holly, knotweed, & blackberry, and helping native plants establish. We can convert your lawn to wildlife habitat, and install raingardens. We enjoy working with homeowners to help them better steward their land.

Garden Mentors, Inc.
http://www.gardenmentors.com
Garden Mentors℠ inc. offers Seattle area homeowners organically focused, personalized garden coaching, consultation & design services tailored to fit their lifestyle, landscape & budget. www.gardenmentors.com and www.gardenhelp.org

Gaynor, Inc.
http://www.gaynorinc.com
Designs, manages and implements primarily public work. Typical project tasks include public involvement, conceptual through final design, construction documentation, permitting, art fabrication and/or installation, and construction observation.

Grun Tree Care
http://www.grunmeansgreen.com
Full service tree company specializing in pruning, planting, and safe removals – Licensed and bonded ISA Certified Arborist, Certified Risk Assessor. Member of PlantAmnesty Referral Service.

IBI Group
http://www.ibigroup.com
Corporation providing multidisciplinary services pertaining to urban development.

Jones and Jones
http://www.jonesandjones.com
International architecture and landscape architecture firm focusing on cities and nature.

Linda Chalker Scott
http://puyallup.wsu.edu/~linda%20chalker-scott/
Horticultural myths

Marty Wingate
http://www.martywingate.com

Mithun Architects
http://www.mithun.com

PJ Architects and Landscape Architects
http://www.pjarchitects.com

Zoological and Botanical Design

Second Use Building Materials
http://seconduse.com/
Helps contractors and homeowners recover reusable building materials from their remodeling and demolition projects. And, through their retail outlet, customers have in turn helped to find new homes for the material. This process provides both a more sustainable alternative to buying new and a mechanism for passing on the stories that inhabit the homes and businesses throughout the Puget Sound region.

Specialty Nursery Association of Washington
http://specialtynurseries.org
Lists 14 nurseries that specialize in trees. Lists nursery contact info., driving directions and special events.

Taylor Gardens
http://taylorgardensnw.com/
Sustainable, wildlife-friendly garden maintenance and renovation; personal coaching, horticultural education. Native plants are a specialty. We can help you locate the perfect plants or tools for less, or show you how to grow it yourself. Garden visits to i.d. pests, answer questions, and demonstrate proper pruning. We like to work with you!  Based in Yamhill County, Oregon.

Weisman Design Group
http://www.wdginc.com

Governmental Agencies and Groups

City of Seattle Department of Neighborhoods
http://www.ci.seattle.wa.us/neighborhoods
Website provides info. On p-patch programs and neighborhood plans.

City of Seattle Department of Transportation
http://www.seattle.gov/transportation/treelinks.htm
Links to Urban Forestry, Arborist, Free street trees, planting procedures, pruning, tree removal, Landscape Architect, seasonal tree care, heritage tree program and Seattle tree inventory.

City of Seattle Office of Sustainability and the Environment
http://www.seattle.gov/environment
Collaborates with City, Non-profits and businesses to protect Seattle’s environment. Information on Green Building, relief and climate action plan.

City of Seattle Parks and Recreation
http://www.seattle.gov/parks
Trees in Seattle Parks, Seattle Crew members, and Seattle Tree Maintenance Program

Delridge Neighborhood Development Association
https://dnda.org/

EnviroStar (part of King County Hazardous Waste Management Program)
http://www.envirostart.com
Rates businesses on efficiency of reducing hazardous waste. Website has green business directory.

Green Seattle Partnership
http://www.greenseattle.org
Partnered with City of Seattle (Parks and Recreation, Office of Sustainability and the Environment, Public Utilities) and the Cascade Land Conservancy to maintain urban forested parklands.

King County Public Benefit Rating System

Seattle Parks Foundation
http://www.seattleparksfoundation.org
Nonprofit organization seeking to improve and expand Seattle’s Parks and Open Spaces

Seattle Garden Club
http://www.seattlegardenclub.org

Trees for Seattle
http://www.seattle.gov/trees
The umbrella for all of the City of Seattle’s urban forestry efforts.

Washington Community Forestry Council
http://www.dnr.wa.gov/
Seeks “to create a self-sustaining urban and community forestry program that preserves, plants, and manages forests and trees for public benefits and quality of life. The program does this by teaching citizens and decision-makers about the environment

Washington Association of Landscape Professionals
http://www.walp.org
A nonprofit organization of Landscape Professionals

Washington Chapter of Landscape Architects
http://www.wasla.org
Professional Society of Landscape Architects whose mission is to “lead, educate and participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning and artful design of cultural and natural environments”.

Washington Environmental Council
http://www.wecprotects.org
A nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to lobbying, policy development, research, grassroots organizing, media, and legal action regarding climate change. Partnered with Audubon to get Evergreen Cities law (HB28844) passed.

Washington Park Arboretum
http://depts.washington.edu/wpa/index.htm
230 Acres designed by Olmstead Brothers containing 20,000 trees and plants. Has educational programs and plant sales.

Washington Conservation Corps.
http://www.ecy.wa.gov/wcc/index.html
Dept. of Ecology state of Washington supports sustainable communities and natural resources