Letter to SDCI and Seattle Mayor regarding attempted illegal tree removal

The following letter points out the need for tree removal permits in Seattle. Without them trees can be illegally removed and most of the removals happen without the ability for anyone to respond. Many go unnoticed or not reported, this … Continue reading

Why is Seattle dragging its heels on setting up a tree removal and replacement permit system?

The Seattle Department of Planning and Development (SDCI) is dragging its heels on setting up a permit system for tree removal and replacement. The Seattle Council urged SDCI in Council Resolution 31902 to consider a permit system to remove trees … Continue reading

Urge Seattle City Council to Pass CB 120207 this Tues. March 29th to Require Tree Service Provider Registration

Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest Dear Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest, URGE THE SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL TO PASS  Council Bill 120207 THIS TUES MARCH 29th Last Wednesday, the Seattle City Council Land Use Committee passed a key component in our effort to … Continue reading

States Requiring Tree Service Provider Registration

Tree Service Providers Licensing in 8 states New Jersey Board of Tree Experts  Licensing of tree Care Operators and Tree Care Experts “Licensing legislation was proposed by industry groups and passed by the New Jersey legislature on January 16, 2010. … Continue reading

Seattle Releases Draft Tree Protection Ordinance – Coalition Zoom Meeting this Saturday – Comments due Thursday March 3rd

SDCI releases draft Tree Protection Ordinance update – Your chance to comment to SDCI The Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) has released their long-awaited draft Tree ordinance. The current deadline to comment and respond to the draft and … Continue reading

Questions about Seattle, Washington’s 30% Tree Canopy Goal

In 2007, Seattle, Washington in their Urban Forest Management Plan set a goal  to reach a 30% canopy cover by 2037. The most current canopy cover analysis done in 2016 stated that Seattle has a canopy cover of 28%. Several … Continue reading

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

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