Category Archives: tree planting

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

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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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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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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

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Tree PAC Question sent to Seattle City Council Primary Candidates 2019

Dear Candidate for Seattle City Council, In 2009 the Seattle City Council passed a resolution to update SMC 25.11 the Tree Protection Ordinance. Ten years later this has not happened. But progress is being made. When the MHA Ordinance was … Continue reading

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Seattle Tree and Urban Forest Ordinance Update – Handout July 2019

Action Needed Now to Protect Seattle’s Trees and Urban Forest  Urge Mayor Jenny Durkan and Seattle City Council members to provide strong leadership now to pass legislation this year to significantly strengthen Seattle’s current Tree Protection Ordinance. Seattle’s urban forest … Continue reading

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Good News – Tree Protection Ordinance Update this Year is a GO!

Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance Dear Tree Protection Advocates, We have passed a big hurdle. On Wednesday Councilmember Sally Bagshaw came to the Seattle Urban Forestry Commission. She told the Commission that she met with Mayor Jenny Durkan on Monday. Mayor … Continue reading

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Movement forward on Updating Seattle’s Tree Protection Ordinance – April Action

Letter requesting organizations to join Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance Seattle City Councilmember Rob Johnson has introduced a framework to update Seattle’s current Tree Ordinance.  This is something many citizens and organizations have been urging for almost 10 years. We would … Continue reading

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Seattle Mayor Tim Burgess Signs Executive Order to Increase Tree Protection

From This Week in the Mayor’s Office – Oct 13, 2017  Protecting Seattle’s Tree Canopy Mayor Burgess signed an Executive Order focused on strengthening Seattle’s protections for trees on private property today. The order directs the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections … Continue reading

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As Development Booms, Seattle Gives Up On Green Space

By Adiel Kaplan and Investigate West, Seattle Weekly, June 22, 2016 So-called pavement parks are a growing trend in major American cities and they’re one of the new ways Seattle is looking to increase open space without spending billions From … Continue reading

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