Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance sends letter to Mayor and City Council

Action Needed Now to Protect Seattle’s Trees and Urban Forest Dear Mayor Durkan and Seattle City Council Members,  We urge you to provide strong leadership now to significantly strengthen Seattle’s tree ordinance to protect our trees and urban forest.  Seattle’s … Continue reading

Beacon Hill Council Seattle Supports Stronger Tree Ordinance

May 18, 2018 Tree Ordinance Press Conference Good morning. Thank you for coming today. My name is Maria Batayola and I chair the Beacon Hill Council. No one disagrees that trees are very important in general. For our neighborhood, trees … Continue reading

150 Trees and Me Supports a Stronger Tree Ordinance in Seattle

I am Carolyn Rodenberg, Chair of 150 Trees and Me, a workgroup of One Sustainable Planet. We follow the lead of Plant for the Planet and climate science that tells us to plant trees as well as to lower our carbon emissions. … Continue reading

Seattle Audubon Speaks out fr a Stronger Tree Ordinance

Dear Seattle City Council, We urge Seattle City Council to support the Trees for All initiative, and recommendations made by the Urban Forestry Commission to strengthen the protection of trees in the city of Seattle. We commend Rob Johnson for … Continue reading

Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance

Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance The following organizations have endorsed the campaign for a stronger Seattle Tree Protection Ordinance. They support a permit system to remove any tree 6 inches diameter and larger on both private and public land … Continue reading

Press Release on Updating Seattle’s Tree Ordinance

Press Release – May 16, 2018 For more information  – Steve@friends.urbanforests.org Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance Welcome.  My name is Steve Zemke. I am the Chair of Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest and TreePAC.  I am speaking today for … Continue reading

Action Needed Now to Protect Seattle’s Trees and Urban Forest

Action Needed Now to Protect Seattle’s Trees and Urban Forest Dear Mayor Durkan and Seattle City Council Members,  We urge you to provide strong leadership now to significantly strengthen Seattle’s tree ordinance to protect our trees and urban forest.  Seattle’s … Continue reading

Use the Tree Regulations Research Project Recommendations to Guide Updating Seattle’s Tree Protection Ordinance

Letter sent to Seattle Mayor Durkan and Seattle City Council Seattle last year completed a study on whether our current tree ordinance and regulations were working. Among other findings the Tree Regulations Research Project concluded in their final report last year that: … Continue reading

Action Needed Now to Protect and Enhance Seattle’s Trees and Urban Forest

Action Needed Now to Protect and Enhance Seattle’s Trees and Urban Forest We urge Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and the Seattle City Council to take action now to significantly strengthen Seattle’s ordinances to protect our trees and urban forest. Seattle’s … Continue reading

Recommendations for Updating Seattle’s Tree Ordinance

Recommendations for Updating Seattle’s Tree Ordinance  The current Seattle Tree Ordinance SMC 25.11 was written in 2001 with a major update in 2009 and some additional amendments since then. It has some good provisions like protecting tree groves and exceptional … Continue reading