Urge SDOT to Protect and Increase Tree Canopy in their Transportation Plan Update – Comments end  Wed. August 31st

Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest Urge SDOT to Protect and Increase Tree Canopy in their Transportation Plan Update – Comments end  Wed. August 31st Comments are needed to urge support for protecting and increasing tree canopy in Seattle’s Transportation Plan … Continue reading

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

E-mails Needed to Save Aurora Ave N Sweetgum Trees

Please send an e-mail to Seattle City officials to help save the Aurora Ave N Sweetgum street trees  from being cut down.. Click on the link below to do it quickly through Action Network. Thanks. https://actionnetwork.org/letters/aurora-ave-n-trees?source=direct_link& Save the Aurora Ave … 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

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