The following resources offer support in identifying trees and plants, protecting trees, gardening tips, healthy soil, and calculating tree equity scores in Burien.
Tree and plant identification and selection
King County Northwest Native Plant Guide
Find plants native to Western Washington and make a custom plant list for your garden or location.
Oregon State University: Landscape Plants
Woody plant database with detailed descriptions and identification tips.
Record your observations of plants and animals, share them with friends and researchers, and learn about the natural world.
James Urban, FASLA: Tree Planting Details and Specifications
Best management practices and diagrams for tree protection, planting, and irrigation.
PNW Chapter of the International Society of Arboriculture: Protecting Trees from Damage
Guidelines on tree protection during development.
Soil and Gardening
Washington State University: Horticultural Myths
Common gardening tips are dissected and horticultural myths are exposed in this collection of PDF resources.
Free KCD Soil Tests
Get free soil testing to reduce fertilizer use and improve plant growth.
Tree Equity Score
Find your neighborhood’s tree equity score using this interactive map.
King County iMap
Access aerial imagery, critical areas, zoning, and parcel information using this interactive map.
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