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Save this 100 year old Tree in Madrona!

ACTION ALERT! –QUICK DEADLINE Action needed now – call or email today  – Tue. Oct 6, 2020 deadline at the latest! SAVE THIS 100-YEAR OLD TREE A two-week notice has been posted for an application to remove this tree. Help … Continue reading

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Tree PAC urges Seattle City Council to Update Seattle’s 2035 Comprehensive Plan

To Land Use and Neighborhoods Committee Members – Seattle City Council Dan Strauss – Chair My name is Steve Zemke. I am speaking as the Chair of Tree PAC in support of Council Resolution 31970. Tree PAC supports amending Seattle’s 2035 … Continue reading

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Public Comments Needed Now to Increase Seattle’s Protection of Trees

Action Needed Now to Protect Seattle’s Trees! Public Comments are needed now supporting draft SDCI Director’s Rule 13-2020 for Increased Tree Protection – Deadline August 17th Your help is needed now to ensure that stronger tree protection in Seattle moves forward. The … Continue reading

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What are the key provisions in the Seattle Urban Forestry Commission’s draft Tree and Urban Forest Protection Ordinance?

What are the key provisions in the Seattle Urban Forestry Commission’s draft Tree and Urban Forest Protection Ordinance? Power Point Presentation                        Click here to see Seattle Urban Forestry Commission’s … Continue reading

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Why Seattle’s current Tree Protection Ordinance isn’t working

  Why Seattle’s current Tree Protection Ordinance isn’t working Power Point Presentation 

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Seattle Urban Forestry Commission feedback on King County’s 30-year Forest Plan

The Seattle Urban Forestry Commission made the following recommendations to King County regarding it’s 30-year Forest Plan. You can see the original letter here. March 11, 2020 Christie True, Department of Natural Resources and Parks Director King Street Center, 201 S Jackson … Continue reading

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WA Scotch Broom Census Set for May 2020

For Release: April 28, 2020 Contact: Justin Bush Washington Recreation and Conservation Office Cell:  360-704-0973 Scotch Broom Census Set for May OLYMPIA–The Washington Invasive Species Council, state agencies and researchers are calling for a census in May to help determine the … Continue reading

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TreePAC Recommends Shoreline Study Alternative Sidewalk Designs to Save Trees

Dear Shoreline City Council and Shoreline Manager, We are respectfully proposing that the Shoreline City Council strongly consider asking the Parks/Tree Board to appoint a special committee to study Alternative Sidewalk Designs. Potential losses of large numbers of mature trees … Continue reading

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Explaining why key provisions are in the 2019 Seattle Urban Forestry Commission draft Tree and Urban Forest Protection Ordinance

            In June 2019, The Seattle Urban Forestry Commission submitted, at the request of Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw and Lisa Herbold,  a draft Tree and Urban Forest Protection Ordinance to the Seattle City Council … Continue reading

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Questionnaires returned to TreePAC show Strong Support for Updating Seattle’s Tree Protection Ordinance

Questionnaires returned to TreePAC show Strong Support for Updating Seattle’s Tree Protection Ordinance Thirteen of the fourteen candidates running for the Seattle City Council District elections in the 2019 General Election have returned questionnaires to Tree PAC. Overwhelmingly,  the responses … Continue reading

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