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Survey #1 is open until October 5th


Online or randomly selected mailings

Public Survey #1 (CLOSED)

First round of public surveys to inform the UFMP

Public Survey #1 (CLOSED)
Public Survey #1 (CLOSED)

Time & Location

Survey #1 is open until October 5th

Online or randomly selected mailings

About the event

One Tacoma, One Canopy: A strategic plan for Tacoma’s urban forest 

Complete the survey and be entered into a drawing to win a $50 gift card to a local restaurant of your choice!

The urban forest is comprised of all the trees, shrubs, and other vegetation within parks, along streets, in private yards, on empty lots and in urban natural areas. In a sense, we are all part of “One Canopy”. The quality, health and connectivity of this urban ecosystem is a major contributor to the quality of life for residents of Tacoma. Caring for Tacoma’s urban forest is an important part of growing a sustainable, healthy and vibrant city. 

Our goal for Tacoma is to grow a healthy and sustainable urban forest that is properly managed and cared for. The urban forest will be equitably distributed across the city, providing equal access to green space for all citizens to enjoy the economic, social, and environmental benefits provided by a healthy and thriving urban forest. 

Your participation is crucial to the success of this project. The survey consists of 21 questions to get a better understanding of community values and preferences about trees and improve the city’s community outreach and engagement efforts. The results of this brief survey will help guide the development of the city’s Urban Forest Management Plan. This survey considers your perception of public trees—think street trees and parks—as well as private trees—trees on yours and your neighbor’s property. 

A randomized sample of addresses was generated to distribute hard copies of this survey. 

If you're a recipient of the mailed survey, you may choose either the hard copy or the online version at 

If you received a print copy of the survey and would like to drop it off at a City office you can do so at the address provided on the survey (Center for Urban Waters).

Stay tuned for the second round of surveys which will take a closer look at Tacoma's urban forest! 

But wait, there's more! Bring your ideas and expand on your survey responses at our community meetings scheduled for September thru November. Visit the Events page to learn more and stay tuned for additional information. 

If you're unable to complete paper or online form, contact the Urban Forestry Program at (253) 502-2138 or 

Thank you for participating!

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