Draft Seattle Tree Ordinance Needs Improvement

Draft Seattle Tree Protection Ordinance needs improvement and needs to add back current protections that were removed!   On August 1st Councilmember Rob Johnson released the first draft of an updated Seattle tree ordinance and a new Council memo. Draft Tree … Continue reading

Why Seattle’s Green Factor is Green Washing

What is Green (Space) Factor and why is it Green Washing in Seattle? “The Green Space Factor (GSF) is a planning policy tool that originated in Berlin and has been adopted and adapted in a number of other cities in Europe … Continue reading

Join the Coalition for a Stronger Seattle Tree Protection Ordinance

Join the Coalition for a Stronger Seattle Tree Protection Ordinance Join the Coalition for a Stronger Seattle Tree Protection Ordinance  The Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance is working to update Seattle’s current Tree Protection Ordinance. Some 32 organizations have joined our … Continue reading

Testimony on MHA EIS Regarding Impacts on Seattle’s Urban Forest before Seattle Hearing Examiner

Steve Zemke MHA EIS Hearing Examiner Appeal Testimony June 28, 2018 Question – Who are you? My name is Steve Zemke. I am a member of the Seattle Urban Forestry Commission serving in the wildlife biologist position. I am not … Continue reading

Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance Meeting July 7, 2018

Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance meeting – please attend Saturday, July 7, 2018  10:15 AM – 12:15 PM Beacon Hill Library,  2821 Beacon Ave S, Seattle Current timeline according to Councilmember Rob Johnson is to release a draft ordinance by … Continue reading

Developers should not be exempt in new ordinance to protect Seattle’s trees 

Press Release – Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance  June 4, 2018  Developers should not be exempt in new ordinance to protect Seattle’s trees  by Steve Zemke and Susanna Lin Look around at any development site in Seattle, and you … Continue reading

Action Needed June 1-7, 2018 Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance

Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance  Dear Friends of Trees, Can you show your support for trees next week?  Let us know. We need people to show up and speak for stronger tree protection at these Seattle City Council Hearings: Monday June 4, 2018 10 AM – … Continue reading

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