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

Response to Ingraham High School Classroom Addition Draft SEPA Checklist Jan 2018

Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest -Response to Ingraham High School Classroom Addition Draft SEPA Checklist Jan 2018 The tree analysis and plan outline and other appendix information was not posted on line as of the community meeting on Thursday January 11, 2018.  I first received … Continue reading

Lake Forest Park Buys 5 Acre Woods from Seattle Public Utilities for Park

Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2017 Lake Forest Park and City of Seattle Come Together to Save 5 Acre Woods September 28: After two years of intense negotiation and advocacy by community groups, the Lake Forest Park City … Continue reading

Make Developers Pay for Tree Canopy Loss!

Action Alert –  TreePAC.org and Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest With the tremendous growth going on in Seattle, trees are more threatened than ever. Developers are clamoring for fewer restrictions and are winning as the Seattle City Council continues to … Continue reading

Seattle Urban Forestry Commission – Comments on Design Review Improvements – CB119057

Seattle Urban Forestry Commission Tom Early, Chair • Steve Zemke, Vice-Chair Weston Brinkley • Leif Fixen • Megan Herzog • Craig Johnson Joanna Nelson de Flores • Sarah Rehder • Andrew Zellers September 13, 2017. Councilmember Rob Johnson City Hall … Continue reading

Concerns about CB 119057 modifying Seattle design review process

Concerns about CB 119057 modifying design review process Testimony before Seattle City Council Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee Sept 11. 2017 Steve Zemke – Chair – Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest and TreePAC CB 119057 was submitted to the … Continue reading

Mandatory Housing Affordability Draft EIS Comments

MHA Draft EIS Comments by Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest August 7, 2017 From Steve Zemke – Chair Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest To:  Office of Planning and Community Development Attn: MHA EIS PO Box 34019 Seattle, WA 98124-4019 The … Continue reading