Author Archives: Kevin Orme

Congrats to Suzanne Grant!

Looks like our local tree warrior got another major notch in the belt when Ellen sang her song on her show – check it out here and WAY TO GO! From her note: Hi Tree Keepers, I’m sure you remember … Continue reading

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TreePAC KBFG interview, 10-21-21

Kevin Orme of the TreePAC Board was interviewed on the Phinney area low-power FM station KBFG on Thursday, 10/21 – take a listen!  The entire interview is just under 45 min. http://treepac.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Tree-Pac-Kevin-Orme-Oct-21-2021.mp3

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Seattle Neighborhood Tree Guide (new!)

Besides the excellent ‘How To Save a Tree in Seattle before it’s too late‘ guide authored by TreePAC Board member David Moehring, we now also have a great Seattle Neighborhood Tree Guide available from another group of Seattle tree advocates … Continue reading

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TreePAC ADU Intervention – quick update

Update: May 2019 -TreePAC was allowed to intervene, but the scope and ability to participate was very limited. In retrospect it makes more sense to appeal to the hearing examiner directly and not just intervene, which limits your ability to … Continue reading

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“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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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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