Seattle’s big trees and more housing – we can and should have more

Comments by Sandy Shettler to One Seattle Comprehensive Plan EIS Scoping Project We need every option in the One Seattle survey to include protection and support for urban trees. Countless studies have clearly established that urban trees give us cleaner air, … Continue reading

TreePAC and Seattle Win Hearing Examiner Appeal by Master Builders

Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest Seattle Hearing Examiner Tosses Out Master Builders Appeal on draft SDCI Tree Protection Ordinance Dear Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest,TreePAC has helped the tree advocacy community avert what could have been a 1 – 2 … Continue reading

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 SDCI dragging its heels on setting up a tree removal and replacement permit system?

The Seattle Department of Planning and Development (SDCI) has been dragging its heels for years on setting up a permit system for tree removal and replacement. Many other cites require permits to remove trees. Permits help to reduce illegal tree … 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

Urge Washington State Senators to Pass E2SHB 1216

Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest  Urge Washington State Senators to Pass E2SHB 1216 Dear Friends, Thanks for your previous strong support and e-mails sent to the Senate Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources and Parks Committee. The Committee voted to remove the  amendment introduced in the House that … Continue reading

Urge Washington State Senators to Amend and Pass E2SHB 1216

Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest Urge Washington State Senators to Amend and Pass E2SHB 1216  Dear Friends, Thanks to your strong support E2SHB 1216  (Engrossed 2nd Substitute HB 1216) was passed by the Washington State House of Representatives and is now in the State … Continue reading

Campaign Update -Take Action Now – Urge Washington State House Legislators to Pass HB 1216 to Increase Protection for Urban and Community Forests

Take Action – Urge Washington State House Legislators to Pass HB 1216 to Increase Protection for Urban and Community Forests Thanks to the over 200 people who responded to our previous e-mail on HB 1216 asking you to send an e-mail to … Continue reading