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

Tree Size Triggering Requirement for Permits to Remove Trees

Below are some examples of the minimum tree size that triggers the requirement to get a permit to remove 1 or more trees in various cities. City threshold for permits for tree removal: Annapolis, MD – 5 inches DBH (Diameter … 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

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

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