Second growth forest

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Documents and explains key existing site characteristics using sophisticated Geographic Information System (GIS) analysis

Connects you to local resources to make it easy to enhance your forest’s value and productivity

Provides customized management recommendations through a simple forest health assessment

Second growth forest

An acre of healthy Puget Sound Douglas-fir forest at 60 years stores about 500 metric tons of carbon dioxide primarily in tree trunks and roots.

That’s a lot when you consider the average King County resident emits about ~13 MTCO2E per year, from all activities from driving to heating their homes!

Second growth forest

One medium sized tree in a healthy forest can absorb and use 2,380 gallons of rain annually. This means that healthy forests can play a critical role in reducing severe floods.

Learn more about How Forests Reduce Local Climate Change Impacts

Second growth forest

Over the last few years, roughly one quarter of Washington State’s climate pollution has been absorbed and stored by new forest growth!

For example, it’s estimated that in recent years approximately one quarter of the climate pollution that was emitted in Washington State was reabsorbed by new forest growth!

landowners can benefit from using this site

Trees are a fundamental part of our natural world as well as our own health, economy, and culture.

If we all take actions to improve the health of the trees and forests, not only will we be benefiting fish and wildlife, but we will help our neighborhoods tackle climate change.

Planting and fostering healthy trees can help reduce carbon pollution and help your community be better prepared for the impacts of climate change by reducing

You can help offset the impacts of climate change by maintaining a healthy forest on your property.

Learn how climate change will impact your property and forest and how to reduce these impacts.

Explore your own property with our map tool, and get custom guidance by taking a forest health assessment.

  • How climate change will impact your property and forest, and how to reduce these impacts
  • How local forests absorb and store climate pollution
  • Steps you can take to enhance your forest’s health and productivity
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Access GENERAL information and resources regarding forest health, climate pollution and forest related climate change impacts visit our detailed guidance library.

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