Reasons to Save Existing Big Trees in Urban Areas

Saving big trees in urban areas is difficult, particularly during development as cities grow in size.. But there are many reasons why saving big trees and planting new trees that will become big over time is important. Excerpts from 3 … Continue reading

Washington Native Plant Society editorial on updating Seattle’s Tree Protection Ordinance

WNPS Comments on Seattle City Tree Ordinance  Conservation Stewardship Editorial  Becky Chaney  Sunday, 29 September 2019 WNPS Editor’s note: In July, the Washington Native Plant Society sent this letter to Seattle’s Mayor and City Council to support an update to Seattle’s tree protection … Continue reading

Organizations Supporting Resolution in Support of the Seattle Urban Forestry Commission’s Draft Tree and Urban Forest Protection Ordinance

Submit your Group’s Resolution of Support Seattle’s current tree ordinance is outdated and failing to protect our urban forest. The Seattle Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) has submitted their recommended updates to the Mayor and City Council. Let the Mayor, City Council and council candidates know … Continue reading

Seattle Again Delays Enacting New Tree Protection Ordinance

Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance Seattle Again Delays Enacting New Tree Protection Ordinance Dear Tree Protection Advocates, Unfortunately once again the Seattle City Council and Mayor are doing what they have done for the last ten years. They are again, … Continue reading

Resolution urging passage of Seattle UFC draft Tree and Urban Forest Protection Ordinance

Resolution in Support of Seattle Urban Forestry Commission’s   Draft Tree and Urban Forest Protection Ordinance Whereas Seattle is not only losing its big trees but many others as developers frequently are scraping lots clean of trees to maximize their building … Continue reading

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

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