Urban Forestry 

Tree Survey

Mountlake Terrace is in the process of improving tree protection and urban forestry in the city. What do you think about trees in MLT? Help shape the future of trees in the city! Access a short survey by clicking the link below.

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What is Urban Forestry?

The urban forest refers to all vegetation, both public and private, found growing in cities, towns, and communities. Urban Forestry is the careful care and management of urban forests, (tree populations in urban settings for the purpose of improving the urban environment).

Mountlake Terrace is known for its large expanse of trees growing along streets and streams, in parks, neighborhoods and residential yards. Over 268 acres of parks and natural areas grace our city. When strolling through our city, wherever you see trees you see part of the urban forest. This forest provides important benefits to all residents of the city. Because human activity can disrupt natural forest processes, people have an important role in maintaining and enhancing the urban forest.

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Tree Resources

Mountlake Terrace residents qualify for a free street tree in 2023!  Learn more at the Trees for Terrace website.

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Benefits of Our Urban Forest:

  • Energy Conservation & Beautification
  • Reduction in Air Pollution
  • Water Quality and Erosion Control
  • Increased Property Values
  • Wildlife Habitat