Explaining why key provisions are in the 2019 Seattle Urban Forestry Commission draft Tree and Urban Forest Protection Ordinance

In June 2019, The Seattle Urban Forestry Commission submitted  a draft Tree and Urban Forest Protection Ordinance to the Seattle City Council and Mayor. The Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance is urging the public and  organizations to submit letters … Continue reading

Washington Native Plant Society editorial on updating Seattle’s Tree Protection Ordinance

WNPS Comments on Seattle City Tree Ordinance  Conservation Stewardship Editorial  Becky Chaney  Sunday, 29 September 2019 WNPS Editor’s note: In July, the Washington Native Plant Society sent this letter to Seattle’s Mayor and City Council to support an update to Seattle’s tree protection … Continue reading

Organizations Supporting Resolution in Support of the Seattle Urban Forestry Commission’s Draft Tree and Urban Forest Protection Ordinance

Submit your Group’s Resolution of Support Seattle’s current tree ordinance is outdated and failing to protect our urban forest. The Seattle Urban Forestry Commission (UFC) has submitted their recommended updates to the Mayor and City Council. Let the Mayor, City Council and council candidates know … Continue reading

Seattle Again Delays Enacting New Tree Protection Ordinance

Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance Seattle Again Delays Enacting New Tree Protection Ordinance Dear Tree Protection Advocates, Unfortunately once again the Seattle City Council and Mayor are doing what they have done for the last ten years. They are again, … Continue reading

Resolution urging passage of Seattle UFC draft Tree and Urban Forest Protection Ordinance

Resolution in Support of Seattle Urban Forestry Commission’s   Draft Tree and Urban Forest Protection Ordinance Whereas Seattle is not only losing its big trees but many others as developers frequently are scraping lots clean of trees to maximize their building … Continue reading

Action Needed Now on Draft Tree Protection Ordinance

Action Needed Now to Protect Seattle’s Trees and Urban Forest Urge Mayor Jenny Durkan and Seattle City Council members to provide strong leadership now to pass legislation this year to significantly strengthen Seattle’s current Tree Protection Ordinance. Seattle’s urban forest … 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

Seattle Urban Forestry Commission – Comments on Design Review Improvements – CB119057

Seattle Urban Forestry Commission Tom Early, Chair • Steve Zemke, Vice-Chair Weston Brinkley • Leif Fixen • Megan Herzog • Craig Johnson Joanna Nelson de Flores • Sarah Rehder • Andrew Zellers September 13, 2017. Councilmember Rob Johnson City Hall … Continue reading

Seattle Urban Forestry Commission Raises Questions about Mandatory Housing Affordability Draft EIS

The Seattle Urban Forestry Commission has issued the following comments in response to the Mandatory Housing Affordability Draft EIS. Comments are due by August 7, 2017. The letter below is the text of the letter dated August 2, 2017. August … Continue reading

Seattle Needs to Require Developers to do Urban Forestry Canopy Impacts Assessments

The Seattle Urban Forestry Commission in 2014 recommended that its Department of Planning and Development require project developers to complete urban forestry canopy impact assessments. Seattle’s growth and property development and building is continuing at breakneck speed and impacting Seattle’s … Continue reading