Tree Protection Polling Results – Seattle. WA

Tree protection polling insights Prepared for the Seattle City Council by the Northwest Progressive Institute team May 3rd, 2023 Introduction Councilmembers, NPI thanks you for your work with Mayor Bruce Harrell to improve climate resilience and strengthen protections for Seattle’s … Continue reading

Updated Comments on Tree Ordinance Amendments proposed to be voted on by the Land Use Committee on May 4th

e-mail sent to Seattle City Council Dear Councilmember Dan Strauss, Concerns regarding amendments are based on Wednesday, April 26 amendment sheet, which is the latest the public has seen. We have not seen any updates on amendments on the Land Use Committee … Continue reading

Documents Relating to Seattle Draft Tree Protection Ordinance April 26, 2023

The Seattle City Council is in the processing of updating Seattle’s Tree Protection Ordinance. Wording for specific amendments is happening now. Final discussion and adoption of amendments will take place at two Special Land Use Committee meeting on Thursday May … Continue reading

Priority Talking Points on Amending Mayor Harrell’s 2023 draft Tree Ordinance

Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest Talking Points for Seattle Tree Protection Ordinance Update testimony before the Land Use Committee Remove the guaranteed  “development area of 85%.” for lowrise, midrise, commercial and mixed zones. If middle housing legislation passes in Olympia, all … Continue reading

2023 Seattle Mayor Harrell’s Draft SDCI Tree Protection Ordinance Issues

2023 Seattle Mayor Bruce Harrell’s Draft Tree Protection Ordinance – Issues  We support the following provisions in the 2023 SDCI draft Tree Protection Ordinance: 1. Lowering the upper limit for exceptional trees to 24” Diameter at Shoulder Height (DSH) from … Continue reading

Preliminary evaluation of the draft 2023 Seattle SDCI tree ordinance update

The following is a preliminary evaluation of the draft 2023 Seattle SDCI Tree Protection Ordinance update. 3/17/2023 SMC 25.11 – Tree Protection needs to be updated in the draft to SMC 25.11 – Tree and Urban Forest Protection 2023 Draft … Continue reading

Comments on Seattle’s 2021 Tree Canopy Assessment Final Report

Comments on Seattle’s 2021 Tree Canopy Assessment Final Report The City of Seattle 2021 Tree Canopy Assessment Final Report was produced by the City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability and Environment using findings from the University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Lab … Continue reading