What’s Next for Seattle’s Tree Ordinance Update?

The Seattle City Council heeded public input and has decided to slow down their rush to update SMC 25.11 – Seattle’s Tree Protection Ordinance by the end of September . This will give more time for public input and scrutiny. … Continue reading

Action Alert – Public Hearing on Tree Ordinance Update This Wednesday, Sept 5th

The Seattle Land Use and Zoning Committee of the Seattle City Council is holding a Public Hearing on its proposed draft Tree Ordinance:  Wednesday, Sept 5, 2018 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (sign up starts at 9 AM) Seattle City Hall, … Continue reading

Join the Coalition for a Stronger Seattle Tree Protection Ordinance

Join the Coalition for a Stronger Seattle Tree Protection Ordinance Join the Coalition for a Stronger Seattle Tree Protection Ordinance  The Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance is working to update Seattle’s current Tree Protection Ordinance. Some 32 organizations have joined our … Continue reading

Action Needed Now to Protect Seattle’s Trees and Urban Forest

Action Needed Now to Protect Seattle’s Trees and Urban Forest Dear Mayor Durkan and Seattle City Council Members,  We urge you to provide strong leadership now to significantly strengthen Seattle’s tree ordinance to protect our trees and urban forest.  Seattle’s … 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

Current Regulations Regarding Removing Trees on Private Property in Seattle

Here is what is currently in place as to removing trees in Seattle as of November 2013.  . The “interim” tree ordinance passed in 2009 by the Seattle City Council is the governing ordinance. It came about because of the … Continue reading