Seattle’s tree ordinance on private property was last updated on Feb 23, 2009. It was approved by an 8-1 vote of the Seattle City Council. It can be found in the Seattle Municipal Code as Chapter 25.11 – TREE PROTECTION.
The Seattle City Council in Council Resolution 31138 passed on August 3, 2009 directed the Department of Planning and Development (DPD) to examine a variety of issues to increase protection of trees and Seattle’s urban forest.
Director’s Rule 16-2008 – Designation of Exceptional Trees – Oct 16, 2008
DPD- Tree Protection Regulations in Seattle – May 12, 2011
Private Property Tree Rules Update. DPD Websute
DPD First Draft of Updated Tree Ordinance:
City of Seattle Proposed Tree Regulations July 14, 2010 Briefing Paper
Summary – City of Seattle Proposed Tree Regulations July 14, 2010
Seattle DPD Tree Regulations Proposal-slide presentation. August 4, 2010
Seattle DPD Proposes Eliminating Almost All Tree Protections Save the Trees-Seattle’s Critique of DPD’s first draft of Tree ordinance, August 5, 2010
Seattle DPD Proposes Eliminating Almost all Tree Protections. Save the Trees-Seattle August 2, 2010
DPD Second Draft of Updated Tree Ordinance
Seattle DPD’s Latest Draft Tree Ordinance Needs Strengthening, Part 1 – Save the Trees-Seattle’s Response to second draft of DPD’s tree ordinance July 29, 2012
Seattle DPD’s Latest Tree Ordinance Needs Strengthening – Part 2 Save the Trees – Seattle’s Response to second draft of DPD’s tree ordinance July 29, 2012
Seattle’s Updated Street Tree Ordinance – Chapter 15.43 – Tree and Vegetation Management in Public Places