Come learn about trees at the Forests Community of Interest Tree Talks!

Throughout 2019, the Forests Community of Interest will be holding a series of Tree Talks in Puyallup, Sumner, and Tacoma to help you get involved in trees and tree care! Check back throughout the year as more talks get scheduled. 


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Spring Talk Topic: The Benefits of Urban Trees and a 'State of the Trees' in Your City

  • Tacoma: "Trees in Tacoma and Why They Matter". Tuesday, 3/19 6:00pm - 7:30pm @ 7 Seas Brewing. Register here:
  • Sumner: "Trees in Sumner and Why They Matter." Tuesday, 4/9 6:00pm - 7:30pm at Urban Timber in Sumner. Register here:
  • Puyallup: "Trees in Puyallup and Why They Matter." Wednesday, 4/17 6:00pm - 7:30pm @ Trackside Pizza Puyallup. Register here:

Come hear the story behind why neighborhood trees are important, what they do for you, where your city likely needs more of them, and what you can do to help! We'll have light refreshments ready for you at the informal, family-friendly event, and beer and cider available for purchase. We'll also have a tree-related door prize on hand for one lucky winner that will get you well on your way towards becoming a tree-care pro!

We strive to make this event accessible to all, and will do our best to make reasonable accommodations for persons with disabilities and special needs, or who require alternative means for communication and/or program information. To help us meet this goal, please contact Lexi Brewer at least two (2) weeks prior to the event with any accommodation requests via email at or by phone at (253) 212-0434. 

Summer Talk Topic: Trees and Human Health

Fall Talk Topic: Getting Your Tree In the Ground and Keeping It Healthy -- A Planting and Tree Care Demo