Amend Washington State HB 1181 to include Urban and Community forests

Testimony to Washington State Legislature My name is Steve Zemke. I am the current Chair of Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest and Tree PAC. I recently completed serving 6 years on the Seattle Urban Forestry Commission.  Over 20 years ago … 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

Comments Needed Now on Draft Seattle 2020 Urban Forest Management Plan

The City of Seattle is seeking comments on their draft Urban Forest Management Plan. Update – The survey questions are closed as of Nov 30, 2020 but comments can still be sent in – see below Information on the draft … 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

Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forests

Save the Trees- Seattle is a citizen’s coalition in Seattle, Washington working to update it’s current ordinance dealing with trees and Seattle’s urban forest. We have  opposed  the Seattle Department of Planning and Development’s (DPD) past efforts to weaken and … Continue reading