Category Archives: tree preservation

Comments by Maria Batayola, Beacon Hill Council Chair, on NPI/TreePAC Tree Poll

    Maria Batayola Beacon Hill Council Chair Sept 15, 2021 “The loss of exceptional and other trees is tremendous blow to our (beloved Seattle) and in particular our beloved Beacon Hill majority people of color, immigrants and refugees community.  … Continue reading

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Comments by Tina Cohen Certified Arborist on the NPI/Tree PAC Tree Poll

Tina Cohen, Certified Arborist Northwest Arborvitae Seattle WA   I’m Tina Cohen and I’m a retired Certified Arborist. In my career I worked with both developers and tree preservationists.    I’ve been very discouraged by the cognitive dissonance of climate change and continued tree … Continue reading

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Statement by Josh Morris of Seattle Audubon on NPI/Tree PAC Tree Protection Poll

Statement: July 2021 Tree Protection Polling Results by Josh Morris of Seattle Audubon Sept. 15, 2021  Seattle Audubon is a 105-year-old environmental nonprofit that advocates and organizes for cites where people and birds thrive. Since neither people nor birds can … Continue reading

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Comments by Steve Zemke – Tree PAC Chair on NPI/Tree PAC Seattle Tree Poll

Press Conference – Seattle City Poll shows strong support for updating Seattle’s Tree Protection Ordinance Statement by Steve Zemke – Chair TreePAC Results released today of a Poll done by Change Research in July for the Northwest Progressive Institute included … Continue reading

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Jessica Dixon, Plant Amnesty Board member, at NPI/TreePAC press conference on Seattle Tree Poll

Tree Pac Poll Release Comments By Jessica Dixon Plant Amnesty Board Member 9/15/21 The 2016 Seattle Tree Canopy Assessment estimated that the total number of trees 30” in diameter and greater, or what the city defines as exceptional trees at … Continue reading

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Press Release by NPI/Tree PAC on Poll Supporting Updating Seattle’s Tree Protection Ordinance

New Seattle poll findings: Voters overwhelmingly favor policies to protect and expand city’s tree canopy Wednesday September 15th, 2021 For Immediate Release Contact Andrew Villeneuve Executive Director Northwest Progressive Institute This morning, at a press conference at the Talaris site … 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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Almost There – Urge Washington State Senators to Pass E2SHB 1099

Almost There – Urge Washington State Senators to Pass E2SHB 1099 E2SHB 1099 would add climate resiliency as a requirement for cities and counties to address when they update their Comprehensive Plans under the Growth Management Act. E2SHB 1099 has successfully passed the Washington … 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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