One million trees — and counting!
Cross posted from King County Parks
King County set an ambitious five-year goal in our 2020 Strategic Climate Action Plan to plant, protect, and prepare a combined three million trees by the end of 2025. This effort helps mitigate climate change, improves forest health and salmon habitat, and increases tree canopy.
As of January 2023, over one million trees have been planted, protected, and prepared. This includes:
- Planting more than 200,000 trees
- Protecting 615,000 trees (more than 2,000 acres of forests and natural areas)
- Preparing and restoring 200,000 trees (more than 650 acres of forested areas)