Comments on Seattle’s 2021 Tree Canopy Assessment Final Report

Comments on Seattle’s 2021 Tree Canopy Assessment Final Report The City of Seattle 2021 Tree Canopy Assessment Final Report was produced by the City of Seattle’s Office of Sustainability and Environment using findings from the University of Vermont Spatial Analysis Lab … Continue reading

Amend Washington State HB 1181 to include Urban and Community forests

Testimony to Washington State Legislature My name is Steve Zemke. I am the current Chair of Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest and Tree PAC. I recently completed serving 6 years on the Seattle Urban Forestry Commission.  Over 20 years ago … Continue reading

HB 1078 as written would allow developers to clearcut lots across the state!

Letter sent to House Local Government Committee members Sent: Friday, January 20, 2023 4:47 PM To: <> Subject: Concerns regarding HB 1078 to void tree and urban forest ordinances during development Dear Representative Duerr, This bill needs to be amended or rejected.  If … Continue reading

Comments on the most recent Talaris Project Proposal

Seattle Talaris Project Needs to Protect More Trees while Increasing Housing Density This project and the lot size and tree canopy presents a unique opportunity to preserve trees and build more housing. Instead of packing the property with single family … Continue reading

Urge Seattle City Councilmembers to Add a Seattle Urban Forester to the Seattle City Budget!

Please send an e-mail now to urging Councilmembers to support the budget  amendment to add a Seattle Urban Forester position to the 2023 Seattle Budget Councilmember Alex Pedersen has introduced the amendment to the Seattle City Budget to add … Continue reading

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. 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