Join City Fruit in Spring 2017 to help Save Seattle’s Apples! The goal of the campaign is to build awareness about Seattle’s urban canopy, the proper care and management of apple trees, and provide opportunities for the public to protect apples. In addition to making a healthy apple harvest possible, bagging individual apples or netting an entire tree prevents common pests from spreading to nearby trees, keeps nutritious food from going to waste, helps to preserve the biological diversity of fruit trees in Seattle, and promotes safe pedestrian conditions.
Ways to get involved
- We are currently seeking volunteer groups for this year's effort. Contact Natalie Place ([email protected]) to sign your group up!
Protect Your Tree
April: Reserve your protective netting before April 1st! Learn more here.
May: Pick up free pest prevention materials at a partner location throughout the city:
- West Seattle: West Seattle Nursery and Garden Center (5275 California Ave SW)
- South Seattle: Seattle Farm Coop (5133 S Director St.), Urban Feed and Garden (4878 Beacon Ave S)
- Central Seattle: City People's Garden Store (2939 E Madison St.)
- South Lake Union: City Fruit Office (500 Aurora Ave N), Monday - Thursday, 10am to 4pm
- At the City Fruit Office only, we will also be offering kaolin clay and footies for those interested in an alternative method to bagging.
- North Seattle: Greenwood Hardware (7201 Greenwood Ave N), Tweedy and Popp Hardware (1815 N 45th St.), Maple Leaf Hardware (9000 Roosevelt Way NE).
Classes: More information coming soon!
Videos: Check out our video series with Ciscoe Morris! In these short instructional videos, Ciscoe explains how to take care of your apples year round!
Drink Cider - Coming Soon!
Save Seattle's Apples is made possible by Seattle Public Utilities, Seattle Parks and Recreation, and Seattle Cider Co.