Action Needed Now on Draft Tree Protection Ordinance

Action Needed Now to Protect Seattle’s Trees and Urban Forest Urge Mayor Jenny Durkan and Seattle City Council members to provide strong leadership now to pass legislation this year to significantly strengthen Seattle’s current Tree Protection Ordinance. Seattle’s urban forest … Continue reading

Good News – Tree Protection Ordinance Update this Year is a GO!

Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance Dear Tree Protection Advocates, We have passed a big hurdle. On Wednesday Councilmember Sally Bagshaw came to the Seattle Urban Forestry Commission. She told the Commission that she met with Mayor Jenny Durkan on Monday. Mayor … Continue reading

Time to Step Up the Game if We Want to Update the Tree Ordinance!

Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance Dear Tree Protection Advocates, Time is drawing short to update Seattle’s Tree Protection Ordinance this year. Seattle continues to lose tree canopy and the Seattle City Council stops considering legislation in October and November to … Continue reading

Seattle Urban Forestry Commission submits Draft Tree Protection Ordinance Update to Council

Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw to Champion Tree Protection Ordinance Update Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw, who Chairs the Finance and Neighborhoods Committee, has agreed to pick up the effort to update Seattle’s Tree Protection Ordinance. The legislation was being … Continue reading

New Tree Rules for Single-Family Homes in Seattle

New Tree Rules for Single-Family Zones April 30, 2019 by SDCI Community Engagement On April 19, new rules went into effect for tree planting and protection requirements in single-family zones. The recently passed Mandatory Housing Affordability Ordinance 125791 made several important changes to tree … Continue reading

Seattle City Council Adopts MHA Resolution – Section on Trees

On March 18, 2019 the Seattle City Council passed CB 119444 – Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) legislation. As part of that legislation they passed a Companion Resolution –  RESOLUTION 31870 calling for additional measures by the City and its partners … Continue reading

Needed Tree Protection Still Lacking in MHA Legislation

Seattle Still Has Not Passed Needed Tree Protection After Ten Years For 10 years Seattle has been saying it is going to update its Tree Protection Ordinance. While the Seattle City Council’s proposed goals on passing an updated Tree Protection … Continue reading