Category Archives: tree canopy

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

Portland, Oregon Again Leading the Way on Stronger Tree Protection

Tree PAC sent the following e-mail to Seattle’s Mayor and City Council: Here is an update on what Portland, Oregon is currently doing regarding updating their Tree Ordinance. Portland, Oregon last week took another strong step toward strengthening their Tree … Continue reading

Posted in Seattle's Tree Protection Ordinance, SMC 25.11, tree canopy, tree planting, tree preservation, TreePAC, urban forest | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

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

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

Posted in Seattle Tree Protection Ordinance, Seattle's Tree Protection Ordinance, SMC 25.11, tree canopy, tree preservation, TreePAC, urban forest, urban forest management, urban trees | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance, Seattle Tree Protection Ordinance, Seattle's Tree Protection Ordinance, SMC 25.11, tree canopy, tree planting, tree preservation, TreePAC, urban forest, urban forest management, urban trees | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

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

Posted in tree canopy, tree preservation, TreePAC, urban forest, urban forest management, urban trees | 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

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

Posted in Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance, Elections, Seattle Tree Protection Ordinance, tree canopy, TreePAC, 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

Seattle City Council Passes Legislation to Remove SEPA Appeals

The Seattle City Council just passed legislation to limit SEPA appeals by Seattle citizens on upzones for housing. It took them only 3 months to pass this legislation giving more authority to the Departmental of Construction and Inspections to fast … Continue reading

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