- Olympia Residents: Saturday Yard Waste Drop-off Site is Open for the Season.
- Introducing a new guide for HOA's and Neighborhood Associations for caring for open space, tree tracts and streee trees: Tree Tract and Greenbelt Stewardship: A Guide for Homeowners' Associations
- Trees and Winter Weather: Find out what to do if you have fallen trees on your property, due to winter weather.
- View pictures from the Legion Way tree event held on Veterans Day, November 11, 2010.
- Learn more about the trees on Legion Way and the Stewardship Program underway.
Urban Foresty is Everyone's Business
Homeowners Guide: Help Olympia maintain it's urban forests. Learn more about the tree requirements for homeowners. Learn when you do and don't need a permit.
Tree Requirements for Builders: Learn about the tree requirements for builders and developers. Only by working together can we make a difference.
Urban Forestry Programs
The City of Olympia has a long tradition of urban forestry. Olympia has been a "Tree City USA" for 14 years, as well as receiving 5 National Arbor Day Foundation Growth Awards for outstanding urban forestry initiatives between 1995 and 2006. Olympia's Urban Forestry Program also received the Association of Washington Cities' Certificate of Excellence in 2007 for its "Healthy Urban Forests for Everyone!" outreach program.
- Tree Protection and Replacement: Chapter 16.60 of the City of Olympia Municipal Code ensures that trees are preserved and planted. View the chapter in its entirety on our online Olympia Municipal Code.
- Hazard Tree Abatement Program: As trees of concern are reported to the Urban Forestry office, we inspect, prune, or remove dangerous trees growing within the City's rights-of-way.
- Streetscapes: Urban Forestry designs, plans, and manages major street tree planting projects.
- Educational Outreach: Urban Forestry partners with schools and non-profit agencies to produce educational outreach programs. Check out our Urban Forestry resources.