Author Archives: Kevin Orme

Tree protest in North Seattle, 5-29-22

TreePAC and The Last 6,000 prevented (for now) a pair of exceptional Doug Firs from being cut down this weekend. Ideally this will force a permit from the landowner at minimum (and potential fines) but watch this space for more. … Continue reading

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Seattle Audubon tree petition!

Our friends at Seattle Audubon have put up a great tree petition – please take action and sign the petition! Protect trees for a climate-resilient city. The heatwave our region experienced at the end of June 2021 made clear that … Continue reading

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New TreePAC newsletter on the site!

The latest Spring 2022 TreePAC newsletter is now on the site – click here to check it out! Highlights include the recent Seattle City Council passing legislation to require Tree Service Provider registration, some great news from Save Shoreline Trees … Continue reading

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TreePAC Intervention approved in MBAKS Hearing Examiner Appeal

As this is public record now, here’s the official filing of our Motion to Intervene in the recent Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Hearing Examiner appeal of the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections’ draft Tree Protection Ordinance … Continue reading

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In a Dense Landscape, Can Trees and Housing Co-Exist?

Martha Baskin interviews Rich Ellison and other local tree advocates on KBCS, 3/28/22 – listen here – transcript below – Go Martha! NOTE – capital letters note spoken dialog, not shouting 🙂 – Ed. Lead: In the face of rapid … Continue reading

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Bellevue Group – trees4livabliity.org – online petition!

It’s great to see more tree advocacy groups springing up around the Puget Sound! The newest is Trees4Livability.org in Bellevue, which started up a few months ago. Here’s the latest, they are pursuing an online petition – if you have … Continue reading

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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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