Tree preservation and protection is an important component of quality urban living. In 2011, City Council began a tree preservation program. A team of University of Washington (UW) students from the Community, Environment and Planning Department presented their Tree Planting and Presentation project to the City Council at its January 12, 2012 meeting. The project supports and implements the city's Tree Preservation and Protection efforts as identified in the Sustainability Strategy and the Comprehensive Plan. Fore more information please see the Urban Forestry page.