Seattle’s Tree Ordinance

City of Seattle Tree Regulations.

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’s Summary of Pacific Northwest Municipal Tree Regulations.

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 Urban Forestry Commission’s preliminary assessment of DPD’s proposed tree regulations released July 10, 2010.

Seattle Urban Forestry Commission’s follow up letter on DPD’s Proposed Tree Regulations Oct 20, 2010.

Seattle Urban Forestry Commission Position paper on Tracking and Permitting of Tree Removals February 7, 2011

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

DPD Private Property Tree Regulations Update Ordinance July 11, 2012 draft 4.

Seattle DPD Private Property Tree Regulations Update – FAQ – July 2012

City of Seattle Private Property Tree Regulations Update Director’s Report July 2012.

City of Seattle Revised Draft Tree Regulation Update Summary July 2012

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