Category Archives: tree preservation

Citizens step in front of chainsaws to stop tree removal

City takes the trees, leaves questions By Shane Harms02/16/2016 Concerned citizens gathered at the City Light (SCL) owned Loyal Heights Substation (7750 NW 28th St.) on Feb. 12 in an attempt to save three large ornamental cherry trees. However, their … Continue reading

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As city booms, leafy giants at risk

A seven-story apartment building is planned for this Northeast Seattle lot. The house is in disrepair, but the property also includes a couple of sizeable trees that stand out at an intersection laced with parking lots. I assume they’ll be … Continue reading

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Crosscut: “Saving Seattle’s trees may mean saving their yards”

We know that, at the most basic level, tree preservation is land preservation. Without a place to grow it doesn’t matter how many trees you intend to plant, how good your tree maintenance is, or how generously your Urban Forest … Continue reading

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Article from koin.com: Protesters vs chainsaws over trees in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Giant century-old trees targeted for takedown in Southeast Portland have a number of people ready and willing to do what may be necessary to save them. A cluster of trees was already taken down near SE … Continue reading

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Guerilla planters’ protest Seattle City Light selling unused properties

Seattle TIMES 8-14-14   By David Ham SEATTLE — Cass Turnbull said she’s among hundreds of Seattle citizens petitioning Seattle city leaders to save unused Seattle City Light surplus land as green spaces. “It doesn’t make sense and it seems … Continue reading

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A Fight for Urban Trees, Seattle Times 8/14/2014

“People come here for the jobs and the great climate and because it’s green,” said Cass Turnbull, founder of the nonprofit Plant Amnesty, and TreePAC, a political nonprofit formed to advocate for urban trees. “Pretty soon it will just be … Continue reading

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