Category Archives: private land

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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Press Release – Seattle City Council Passes Tree Service Provider Registration Legislation

Press release stevezemke@TreePAC.org for immediate release: Seattle City Council Passes TreePAC Priority Legislation to Increase Tree Protection in Seattle   The Seattle City Council today adopted legislation to require that Tree Service Providers working in Seattle be registered and certified … Continue reading

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States Requiring Tree Service Provider Registration

Posted on March 23, 2022 by Steve Zemke Tree Service Providers Licensing is required  in 8 states New Jersey Board of Tree Experts  Licensing of Tree Care Operators and Tree Care Experts “Licensing legislation was proposed by industry groups and passed by … Continue reading

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Help Needed NOW! Urge Washington State Senators to Pass E2SHB 1216

Thanks to everyone for your  previous strong support and e-mails sent to the Senate Agriculture, Water, Natural Resources and Parks Committee. The Committee voted to remove a bad  amendment added to E2SHB 1216 at the last minute in the House. … Continue reading

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Your Help Needed Now to Pass E2SHB 1216 to Protect our Urban and Community Forests

Urge Washington State Senators to Amend and Pass E2SHB 1216 Thanks to your strong support E2SHB 1216 (Engrossed 2nd Substitute HB 1216) was passed by the Washington State House of Representatives and is now in the State Senate. E2SHB 1216 – … Continue reading

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Support SHB 1216  and all bills helping Urban and Community Forests

  Support SHB 1216  and all bills helping Urban and Community Forests  by Richard Ellison, Tree PAC Vice-Chair comments to the WA State House Appropriations Committee on Feb 16, 2021 I am a botanist with a MS degree from Washington … Continue reading

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Comments Needed Now on Draft Seattle 2020 Urban Forest Management Plan

Quick response needed – Deadline Monday Nov 30th. The City of Seattle is seeking comments (via Survey Monkey) on their draft Urban Forest Management Plan. Comments are due now with a Nov 30th deadline. Information on the draft plan is … 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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