Public Comment Needed Now to Increase Tree Protection in Seattle!

Action Needed Now to Protect Seattle’s Trees! Public Comments are needed now supporting draft SDCI Director’s Rule 13-2020 for Increased Tree Protection – Deadline August 17th Your help is needed now to ensure that stronger tree protection in Seattle moves forward. The … Continue reading

What are the key provisions in the Seattle Urban Forestry Commission’s draft Tree and Urban Forest Protection Ordinance?

What are the key provisions in the Seattle Urban Forestry Commission’s draft Tree and Urban Forest Protection Ordinance? Power Point Presentation                          Click here to see Seattle Urban Forestry … Continue reading

Seattle Urban Forestry Commission feedback on King County’s 30-year Forest Plan

The Seattle Urban Forestry Commission made the following recommendations to King County regarding it’s 30-year Forest Plan. You can see the original letter here. March 11, 2020 Christie True, Department of Natural Resources and Parks Director King Street Center, 201 … Continue reading

2020 Seattle City Council Committee Structure and Chairs to be Adopted on Monday

Here is the resolution to be voted on Monday Jan.6, 2020 by the Seattle City Council which will set up the Committee Structure, Committee Chairs and Committee members for 2020. Resolution 31922 – A RESOLUTION relating to committee structure, membership, meeting … Continue reading

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

In June 2019, at the request of several Council members, 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 … Continue reading

Reasons to Save Existing Big Trees in Urban Areas

Saving big trees in urban areas is difficult, particularly during development as cities grow in size. But there are many reasons why saving big trees and planting new trees that will become big over time is important. Excerpts from 3 … 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