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Green Snohomish

Green Snohomish meets to learn and share ways to make our world community a better place.

We acknowledge the original inhabitants of this place, the Sdohobsh people and their successors the Tulalip Tribes, who since time immemorial have hunted, fished, gathered, and taken care of these lands.

We respect their sovereignty, their right to self-determination, and we honor their sacred spiritual connection with the land and water.

Snohomish Tree Inventory

In an effort to manage and enhance our urban tree canopy, the city of Snohomish has completed its initial inventory of all trees in the public right of way, parks, and other city properties. Find species, health condition, size, and other basic information for each tree.

Protect

All forms of life are important.

Preserve

Ours is a finite Earth.

Connect

Strong communities are more resilient.

Snohomish Tree Tour

Enjoy a guided walking tour of the beautiful City of Snohomish heritage trees through the Historic District!

NEW – for 2024 spring tour, we are offering a shuttle for people of limited mobility. Learn more about the Snohomish Tree Tour.

Recycling

Find Snohomish and northern King County recycling and disposal options for waste like styrofoam, plastic bags, paint, and more.

Learn more about recycling and disposal resources.

News

1 month ago

Green Snohomish
The felling of a tree should be carefully considered, whether it is to build a road or a house or because the leaves pollute the roof and block the drainage system. Trees offer numerous benefits that should be considered:🌳 **CO2 absorption and oxygen production:** One tree absorbs about 22 kg of CO2 per year and produces enough oxygen for two people. This contributes significantly to improving air quality.🌿 **Soil stabilization:** With its deep roots, a tree stabilizes the soil and prevents erosion. The roots improve the soil structure and increase the water retention capacity of the soil.🌳 **Climate regulation:** Trees reflect and absorb some solar radiation, which helps to cool the environment. A single tree can have the cooling effect of ten air conditioners.🌿 **Cloud formation and precipitation:** Through evaporation, trees contribute to cloud formation and thus have a positive influence on the local microclimate and precipitation.🌳 **Soil fertility:** Leaves that fall to the ground decompose and serve as food for the soil. This promotes soil fertility and supports the growth of other plants.🌿 **Nutrient cycling:** Trees provide sugars to the mycelium in exchange for nutrients, which promotes soil life and supports ecosystem health.🌳 **Air purification:** Trees absorb dust and pollutants such as nitrogen oxides and sulphur dioxide, which significantly improves air quality.🌿 **Habitat:** Trees provide habitat and food for a variety of animals, including birds, insects and rodents, thus promoting biodiversity.🌳 **Sound and visual protection:** Trees can act as a natural sound and visual barrier, which is particularly beneficial in urban areas.🌿 **Shade and protection:** Trees provide shade and protection from UV radiation, which pleasantly cools the local microclimate.Additionally, it can be mentioned:📊 **Economic benefits:** Urban trees can increase property values and reduce energy costs by providing natural cooling.📈 **Health benefits:** Spending time near trees and green spaces reduces stress, improves mental health and promotes physical activity.**Conclusion:** In addition to CO2 reduction, a tree provides freshness, water and oxygen. Trees are an indispensable technology that can save us! Plant trees, plant hedges. 👍 See MoreSee Less
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2 months ago

Green Snohomish
From Laura Knudson, President of the Snohomish Historical Society:It’s my pleasure to invite you to our Garden Revival Work Party aimed at restoring the grounds of our cherished Blackman Museum and Waltz Building. Over time, the gardens have become overgrown with weeds and need our collective effort to restore their beauty and historical charm.Here are some of the tasks we’ll be tackling:• Removing weeds and invasive/volunteer plants• Pruning overgrown shrubs and trees• General garden cleanup and maintenanceWhat to Bring:• Gardening gloves• Hand tools (trowels, pruners, weeders)• Hat and sunscreen (fingers crossed we have good weather!)We will have some extra buckets and yard waste bags on hand. We will also provide refreshments. Please join us June 8th at 10 a.m. in restoring the gardens. Spread the word! See MoreSee Less
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