The Green Seattle Partnership Blog

Blackberry Bonanza

Here at the Green Seattle Partnership most of the time removing aggressive Himalayan blackberry involves cutting thorny canes, digging up brainy-looking roots, and suppressing regrowth with thick layers of mulch.  This time of year, for just a few weeks, the work gets...

A Berry Tasty Time in the Forest

The summer months make for a "berry" tasty time out in the forest. Walking through Seattle's parks at the start of summer, you can easily spot the peachy colors of salmonberry fruit hiding in the foliage; while later in the summer, you start to notice the deep-blue...

Searching for Big Trees

Seattle Parks and Recreation Plant Ecologists wrapped up the June Phase 4 forest assessments. We made site visits to some of the oldest Green Seattle Partnership restorations in the West and East Duwamish Greenbelts. Some of the trips helped to verify what our...

Letting the Light Shine Through

We take intentional steps to initiate and accelerate the healthy recovery of the city’s forested parkland. Over the past ten years of the program, we have realized restoration can take many forms, and a one-size fits all approach won’t always work in order...

The Climate Deal

I have been thinking for while now about how Green Seattle Partnership contributes to sustainability in the city, particularly now that green cities around the United States are largely leading the way on innovation and commitment towards more robust climate...

The Elusive Phase 4

The Green Seattle Partnership uses a four-phase approach to restoration. This means that at any given time a restoration project site within a Seattle park is considered to be in one of four possible restoration phases - from "covered in weeds" all the way to happy,...

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