People love living in Lacey for its “northwest look and feel.” As our community and the South Sound region continue to grow, maintaining that character is increasingly challenging. In the past, when quarter-acre lots were the norm, builders were able to work around and save trees as homes were built. Now, with state growth management laws encouraging smaller residential lots and higher densities to avoid sprawl, urban tree protection can be difficult.
We want your input! We are reviewing and updating our Urban Forest Management Plan. Concurrently, in April 2021, we'll be hosting an open house on the Thurston Climate Mitigation Plan. A significant issue to address in that plan is carbon sequestration. Visit our open house and take our survey.
To learn more about trees in Lacey, visit the Community and Economic Development Department's Tree Resource section. Follow the City on social media to hear about opportunities coming up!