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Sammamish Town Center (not licensed)

Resource and Learning Library

Management Analyst

Evan Fischer
(425) 295 0632

Community Development

Management Analyst

Jaclyn Beliel

City Staff

Deputy Director

Kellye Hilde
(425) 295 0582

This library provides resources for learning about trees and how the city manages trees as its urban forest.

Urban Forest Management Program (UFMP) Document Center

UFMP Documents

Strategic Improvement Plan (SIP) Documents

gravel trail passes between two large trees at beaver lake preserve

Tree Resources



Check out the beginner's guide to tree planting!

Native Plants

Why choose native plants? Native plants are well-adapted to the weather in the Pacific Northwest making them an excellent choice in your backyard! Native plants are low-maintenance, maintain habitats for local wildlife, and control erosion which can prevent water runoff and flooding.

Learn more about native plants and their benefit:

Tree Topping

What is tree topping and why is it harmful? Learn more about tree topping and what alternatives are available.

Street Trees

What is a street tree? When is a permit required to remove one? Find out more!

Learn More About Trees


Tree Removal Permitting

Do you need a permit to take down a tree? Is your tree a significant tree, or a heritage tree? It depends! Use these guides below to learn more and begin the permit application process.

Removing Trees in Critical Areas and Buffers

Vegetation within critical areas and critical area buffers is generally protected. Find out more about removing hazardous trees!

Calculating Diameter Breast Height

DBH is the standard used to measure the size of a tree and is 54 inches above ground. Use this calculator to measure your tree.

Allowable Tree Removal

Sammamish Municipal Code 21.03.060 provides the removal standards for significant trees.