Our mission is to promote stewardship of a healthy urban forest and guide people to sustainable management of trees and infrastructure.
As part of this objective, we donate our time and knowledge to our community through education and pro-bono projects, and we actively seek ways to improve urban tree canopy and environmental education within underserved communities.
Examples of our educational outreach include planting trees with school children, brown bag talks, and community seminars for bluff and shoreline landowners. We have also educated residents at the Monroe Correctional Facility, students at South Seattle College, and members of the Plant Amnesty, NW EcoBuilders Guild, and Association for Challenge Course Technology non-profit organizations.
Financially we have supported improving knowledge and skills within our industry, including the PNW Women’s Tree Climbing Training, and the Tree Research and Education Endowment Fund (TREE Fund), which included having riders in 7 different Tour des Trees (a 500+ mile bike ride).
We have made in-kind donations to many projects whose mission is in line with ours. This has included the WA Park Arboretum in Seattle, the Historic Pear Tree in Mukilteo, EcoThrive Housing in Burien, a pilot initiative supporting tree equity for the City of Tacoma, and many others.
Additional organizations we have donated our time include:
- Hoyt Arboretum
- Puget Sound Action Team (Mukilteo)
- Islandwood (Bainbridge Island)
- Puget Sound chapter of the American Planners Association
- Bellevue High School
- International Society of Arboriculture (PNW Chapter)
- Children’s House
- Olmstead Society
- Ancient Forest Society
- Canopy Watch