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Forestry services

Find services for forest land owners and look up King County programs, plans, regulations, opportunities and forest safety advice for King County residents who manage forest land.

Sign up for announcements about forest management

Sign up for forest management news and announcements

Forestry help for landowners

Free technical assistance and training for King County forestland property owners.

Forest fire safety and wildfire risk reduction

Find tips to maintain a fire safe home and access fire safety services.

Forest Carbon Program

Local companies may offset unavoidable carbon emissions by investing in certified carbon credits that protect local forests.

Forestry codes, best practices and permits

Find the governing codes, learn best practices and find out how to get permits for forestry activities.

Forestry financial incentive programs

Learn how to reduce taxes when keeping private lands in forestry use and how to buy and sell rights to develop for permanent preservation of private forestlands.

Rural Forest Commission

The 13-member Commission advises the County on strategies to conserve forestlands and promote the practice of forestry in rural areas. Meetings are open to the public.

Forest stewardship in King County parks

Activities at King County Parks such as forest thinning, converting red alder stands to more diverse conifer forests and treating root rot on working resource lands.

Northwest Native Plant Guide

Look up native species that grow in Western Washington to build the diversity of your forest.

3 Million Trees

King County and partners are working to plant, protect and prepare three million trees by 2025, and you're encouraged to pitch in.