Category Archives: private land

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

Posted in private land, Seattle Tree Protection Ordinance, tree canopy, tree planting, tree preservation, TreePAC, urban forest, urban forest management, urban trees | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in private land, tree canopy, tree planting, tree preservation, TreePAC, urban forest, urban forest management, urban trees | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in private land, tree canopy, tree planting, tree preservation, TreePAC, urban forest, urban forest management, urban trees | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance, private land, Seattle Tree Protection Ordinance, tree canopy, tree preservation, TreePAC, urban forest, urban trees | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in private land, Seattle Tree Protection Ordinance, Seattle's Tree Protection Ordinance, SMC 25.11, urban forest, urban trees | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

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

Posted in private land, Seattle Tree Protection Ordinance, SMC 25.11, urban forest | Tagged , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in private land, public land, urban forest, urban trees | Tagged | Leave a comment

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

Posted in private land, public land, tree preservation, urban forest | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance, private land, Seattle Tree Protection Ordinance, tree canopy, tree planting, tree preservation, urban forest, urban trees | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Shoreline, WA Clearcut of Large Mature Trees for Development Near Light Rail Station

TreePAC and Neighborhood Treekeepers  Protest  Clearcut of 14 lots for Townhouse Development. Tuesday, October 15, 2019 N 145th St and 1st Ave NE, Shoreline (just north of Lakeside School) Tree PAC and Neighborhood Treekeepers held a protest and press conference  … Continue reading

Posted in private land, tree canopy, TreePAC, urban forest, urban trees | Tagged , | Leave a comment