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

Send A Be My Valentine To State Legislators: Add Urban & Community Forestry Amendments To E2SHB 1099

Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest Dear Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest, E2SHB 1099 is in the WA State Senate Housing and Land Use Committee. The bill would add a climate resiliency element that cities and counties need to consider when they … 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

Urge Washington State Senators to Pass E2SHB 1216

Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest  Urge Washington State Senators to Pass E2SHB 1216 Dear Friends, Thanks for your previous strong support and e-mails sent to the Senate Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources and Parks Committee. The Committee voted to remove the  amendment introduced in the House that … Continue reading

Urge Washington State Senators to Amend and Pass E2SHB 1216

Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest Urge Washington State Senators to Amend and Pass E2SHB 1216  Dear Friends, Thanks to your strong support E2SHB 1216  (Engrossed 2nd Substitute HB 1216) was passed by the Washington State House of Representatives and is now in the State … Continue reading

Campaign Update -Take Action Now – Urge Washington State House Legislators to Pass HB 1216 to Increase Protection for Urban and Community Forests

Take Action – Urge Washington State House Legislators to Pass HB 1216 to Increase Protection for Urban and Community Forests Thanks to the over 200 people who responded to our previous e-mail on HB 1216 asking you to send an e-mail to … Continue reading

Take Action – Urge Washington State Legislators to Pass HB 1216 to Increase Protection for Urban and Community Forests

We need your help to increase protection for urban and community trees and forests in Washington State. HB 1216 has been introduced by Rep. Ramos and 8 other sponsors in the Washington State Legislature. It is a high priority bill … Continue reading

Take Action – Urge Legislators to Pass HB 1099 to respond to the Climate Crisis!

Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest The Washington State Legislature is considering legislation to address climate change as a required goal in revising the Washington State Growth Management Act. HB 1099 would require cities and counties in their comprehensive planning process … Continue reading