Category Archives: TreePAC

“Exceptional trees are incompatible with Urban Villages and backyard cottages” says Seattle OPCD employee Brennon Staley

The Death of Single family zoning starts in HALA, Urban Villages + ADU’s near you!  And Exceptional Trees Will Not Survive. – story by Richard Ellison “Exceptional trees are incompatible with Urban Villages and backyard cottages” says Seattle OPCD employee … Continue reading

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TreePAC Endorsements for the Nov. 7, 2017 General Election Ballot

TreePAC endorses candidates for 2017 General Election POSITION         Link to Candidate Websites Seattle Mayor – Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon Seattle City Attorney – Pete Holmes Seattle City Council Position #8 – Jon Grant Seattle City Council Position #8 – Teresa Mosqueda Seattle … Continue reading

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Seattle Mayor Tim Burgess Signs Executive Order to Increase Tree Protection

From This Week in the Mayor’s Office – Oct 13, 2017  Protecting Seattle’s Tree Canopy Mayor Burgess signed an Executive Order focused on strengthening Seattle’s protections for trees on private property today. The order directs the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections … Continue reading

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Seattle Times: Ruling calls bluff on Seattle’s misguided housing policy on backyard cottages

Ruling calls bluff on Seattle’s misguided housing policy on backyard cottages TreePAC has worked to inform the city that second houses on single family lots, called back yard cottages, would have a major impact on Seattle’s urban forest ( though … Continue reading

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Tree Preservation Ordinance makes the headlines! Score one for the TreePAC green agenda…

As green as Seattle likes to portray itself to be, the city hasn’t put much emphasis on protecting its tree canopy. From a long time after non-native settlers arrived, the idea was to cut down the trees. As the city … Continue reading

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As Development Booms, Seattle Gives Up On Green Space

By Adiel Kaplan, Investigate West So-called pavement parks are a growing trend in major American cities and they’re one of the new ways Seattle is looking to increase open space without spending billions From atop a steep slope above Myers … Continue reading

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Seattle needs parks, not just ‘parklets’

Tuesday, June 28, 2016. By Knute Berger. I admit that my expectations might be way off. I grew up in Seattle in a part of town you might call The People’s Republic of Olmstedia. The Olmsted Brothers firm shaped modern … Continue reading

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No room for trees in Seattle’s new parks

Wednesday, April 27, 2016. By Mark Hinshaw. Ellen Sollod’s “Cloud Veil” at 12th Avenue Square Park. Credit: Seattle Parks & Recreation Credit: Alex Garland Forget what you think you know about green Seattle parks. A new park just south of … Continue reading

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Mayor’s response to homelessness still tied to selling public land

Friday, April 22, 2016, by David Kroman In this edition of Remember When: How Seattle plans to pay for its homelessness State of Emergency. Remember when the $5 million in one-time spending was unveiled, the money was going to come … Continue reading

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Should Seattle sell off rare open space?

Monday April 18, 2016, by Joe Copeland, Crosscut Should Seattle sell off rare open space? A city map of the Myers Parcels which lie just west of Highway 509 above the Duwamish River Valley. All marked areas except the campus … Continue reading

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