King County and partners will plant 1 million trees by 2020 across King County in both urban and rural areas. It will take a lot of hard work – and a lot of outdoor fun.
One way you can get involved is to volunteer. We have volunteer opportunities now through January. For our volunteer calendar, go to: http://www.kingcounty.gov/services/environment/stewardship/volunteer.aspx
We plant trees in the fall and the winter because it is cooler and that’s when the rain starts. Typically there is no need to water now – they get a natural boost from our wet falls and winters.
When you attend a tree planting event with us, we provide all tools, gloves, and trees.
Wear clothes that can get dirty and closed-toed shoes. We will teach you everything you need to know about planting a tree.
As part of our goal to plant 1 Million Trees by 2020, our Department of Natural Resources and Parks team braved the cold and flurries to plant 230 trees, mostly Western red cedar and Douglas fir, near the McGarvey Park Open Space Nov. 3. A little snow wasn’t going to stop us!
To learn more, go to: kingcounty.gov/milliontrees