Seattle’s big trees and more housing – we can and should have more

Comments by Sandy Shettler to One Seattle Comprehensive Plan EIS Scoping Project We need every option in the One Seattle survey to include protection and support for urban trees. Countless studies have clearly established that urban trees give us cleaner air, … Continue reading

TreePAC and Seattle Win Hearing Examiner Appeal by Master Builders

Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest Seattle Hearing Examiner Tosses Out Master Builders Appeal on draft SDCI Tree Protection Ordinance Dear Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest,TreePAC has helped the tree advocacy community avert what could have been a 1 – 2 … Continue reading

Letter to SDCI and Seattle Mayor regarding attempted illegal tree removal

The following letter points out the need for tree removal permits in Seattle. Without them trees can be illegally removed and most of the removals happen without the ability for anyone to respond. Many go unnoticed or not reported, this … Continue reading

Why is Seattle SDCI dragging its heels on setting up a tree removal and replacement permit system?

The Seattle Department of Planning and Development (SDCI) has been dragging its heels for years on setting up a permit system for tree removal and replacement. Many other cites require permits to remove trees. Permits help to reduce illegal tree … Continue reading

Urge Seattle City Council to Pass CB 120207 this Tues. March 29th to Require Tree Service Provider Registration

Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest Dear Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest, URGE THE SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL TO PASS  Council Bill 120207 THIS TUES MARCH 29th Last Wednesday, the Seattle City Council Land Use Committee passed a key component in our effort to … Continue reading

States Requiring Tree Service Provider Registration

Tree Service Providers Licensing in 8 states New Jersey Board of Tree Experts  Licensing of tree Care Operators and Tree Care Experts “Licensing legislation was proposed by industry groups and passed by the New Jersey legislature on January 16, 2010. … Continue reading

Seattle Releases Draft Tree Protection Ordinance – Coalition Zoom Meeting this Saturday – Comments due Thursday March 3rd

SDCI releases draft Tree Protection Ordinance update – Your chance to comment to SDCI The Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) has released their long-awaited draft Tree ordinance. The current deadline to comment and respond to the draft and … Continue reading

Questions about Seattle, Washington’s 30% Tree Canopy Goal

In 2007, Seattle, Washington in their Urban Forest Management Plan set a goal  to reach a 30% canopy cover by 2037. The most current canopy cover analysis done in 2016 stated that Seattle has a canopy cover of 28%. Several … Continue reading

Comments Needed Now on Draft Seattle 2020 Urban Forest Management Plan

The City of Seattle is seeking comments on their draft Urban Forest Management Plan. Update – The survey questions are closed as of Nov 30, 2020 but comments can still be sent in – see below Information on the draft … Continue reading

Portland, Oregon Again Leading the Way on Stronger Tree Protection

The following e-mail was sent to Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and the Seattle City Council: Here is an update on what Portland, Oregon is currently doing regarding updating their Tree Ordinance. Portland, Oregon last week took another strong step toward … Continue reading