September 20, 2023

Trees for Seattle, the umbrella program for the city of Seattle’s urban forestry efforts, kicked off about a decade ago, connecting residents with the trees around where they live, work and play. On the Tree Walks website, there are more than 70 printable PDF guides, complete with maps, photos of trees for easy identification, plus facts, stories and more. The Seattle Tree Walks mobile app, which launched in April 2020, features 40 routes, filterable for mileage and elevation.

As autumn arrives, Trees for Seattle offered route recommendations to highlight Seattle’s variety of foliage on city trees. Check out these six routes. 

  • Kubota Garden 
    Starting point: Kubota Garden, 9817 55th Ave. S., Seattle
  • Northeast Greenwood
    Starting point: Fremont Avenue North and North 103rd Street 
  • Youngstown 
    PDF map:
    Starting point: Delridge Community Center, 4501 Delridge Way S.W., Seattle
  • Little Brook 
    Starting point: Little Brook Park, 14043 32nd Ave. N.E., Seattle 
  • Chinatown International District
    Starting point: Wing Luke Museum, 719 S. King St., Seattle
  • West Queen Anne
    Starting point: Queen Anne Library, 400 W. Garfield St., Seattle