Seattle Needs to Amend 2035 Comprehensive Plan to Provide More Protection for Trees

Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest  supports Seattle City Council Resolution 31970. We support amending Seattle’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan to “identify opportunities to better support the urban tree canopy” We also support the provision to consider “impact fee amendments to public … Continue reading

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

Action Needed Now to Protect and Enhance Seattle’s Trees and Urban Forest We urge Seattle Mayor Jenny Durkan and the Seattle City Council to take action now to significantly strengthen Seattle’s ordinances to protect our trees and urban forest. Seattle’s … Continue reading

Recommendations for Updating Seattle’s Tree Ordinance

Recommendations for Updating Seattle’s Tree Ordinance  The current Seattle Tree Ordinance SMC 25.11 was written in 2001 with a major update in 2009 and some additional amendments since then. It has some good provisions like protecting tree groves and exceptional … Continue reading