Trees for Seattle Parks

Thriving trees for Seattle parks require sustained funding for both planting and care to ensure long-term survival, equitably across the city.


Recognizing an increase of dying trees in existing Seattle parks, Seattle Parks & Recreation with volunteers from Friends of Seattle’s Olmsted Parks undertook a study in 2022 to understand the impact of tree loss. The Trees for Seattle Parks report details the findings and long-term funding needs.

WHY ARE TREES CRITICAL FOR EQUITY & OUR ENVIRONMENT? Trees mitigate the effects of climate change by providing shade, cooling and improved air quality, all of which are important in creating a more equitable city. Underserved communities have less tree canopy, poorer air quality, and more heat islands which compound the impacts of climate change.

Consistent with the City’s One Seattle Tree Plan, the program will fund planting trees in actively used parks with a focus on ensuring equitable distribution of trees throughout the park system. Proactively partnering with Seattle Parks & Recreation, the goal is to support a healthy tree canopy in parks, focusing on long-term sustainable solutions.

Send a check

To make a donation by mail, please send a check payable to Seattle Parks Foundation to:

PO Box 3541
Seattle, WA 98124-3541

If your gift is intended for one of our community partners, please add their name in the memo line or with an accompanying note.

A tax receipt will be mailed to you upon receipt of your contribution.

Thank you!

Donate Your Car

Have an old car taking up space in your driveway?

Donate it to Seattle Parks Foundation!

We accept most cars, trucks, trailers, boats, RVs, motorcycles, off-road vehicles, heavy equipment, and other motorized vehicles. All or part of your donation may be tax deductible.

To get started, simply complete the online donation form or call 855.500.7433 or 855.500.RIDE to speak to a representative. You can also read more at

Have an old car taking up space in your driveway?