Seattle Tree Ordinance Update – Next Steps

Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance Join other tree protection advocates this Saturday October 27th for a public coalition meeting to discuss and review proposed changes needed to strengthen the current Tree Ordinance draft proposed by the Seattle City Council.  … Continue reading

Seattle City Council Delays Action on Draft Tree Ordinance

Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance Great news. The Seattle City Council has decided to slow down passage of an update to Seattle’s existing Tree Protection Ordinance. The Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee was rushing to get something passed … Continue reading

E-mails needed now – Contact Council and Mayor on Updating Tree Ordinance

  Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance Dear Tree Protection Advocates, The Seattle City Council Planning, Land Use and Zoning Committee will be meeting at 9 AM on Wednesday, Sept 19th.  There is a 20 minute section at the end of the meeting devoted … Continue reading

Beacon Hill Council Seattle Supports Stronger Tree Ordinance

May 18, 2018 Tree Ordinance Press Conference Good morning. Thank you for coming today. My name is Maria Batayola and I chair the Beacon Hill Council. No one disagrees that trees are very important in general. For our neighborhood, trees … Continue reading

150 Trees and Me Supports a Stronger Tree Ordinance in Seattle

I am Carolyn Rodenberg, Chair of 150 Trees and Me, a workgroup of One Sustainable Planet. We follow the lead of Plant for the Planet and climate science that tells us to plant trees as well as to lower our carbon emissions. … Continue reading

Press Release on Updating Seattle’s Tree Ordinance

Press Release – May 16, 2018 For more information  – Steve@friends.urbanforests.org Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance Welcome.  My name is Steve Zemke. I am the Chair of Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest and TreePAC.  I am speaking today for … Continue reading

May 2018 Action Plan for Updating Seattle’s Tree Ordinance

May Action Plan – Keep Seattle Green – Protect our Trees Reach out to supporting groups – emails to their members, newsletter articles, posting on organization websites, FB. Ask to be copied with the article, posting, etc. Enlarge contact list of supporting … 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

Use the Tree Regulations Research Project Recommendations to Guide Updating Seattle’s Tree Protection Ordinance

Letter sent to Seattle Mayor Durkan and Seattle City Council Seattle last year completed a study on whether our current tree ordinance and regulations were working. Among other findings the Tree Regulations Research Project concluded in their final report last year that: … Continue reading