Category Archives: tree preservation

Seattle Tree and Urban Forest Ordinance Update – Handout July 2018

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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Urgent – Contact Seattle City Council to Add Tree Mitigation Amendment to MHA Ordinance

Tree PAC Action Message from Steve Zemke – Chair – Coalition for a Stronger Tree OrdinanceDear Tree PAC Supporters, The Seattle City Council will be considering amendments to the proposed Mandatory Housing Affordability (MHA) Ordinance this Friday May 8, 2019. … Continue reading

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What’s next for Seattle’s Tree Ordinance Update?

The Seattle City Council heeded public input and has decided to slow down their rush to update SMC 25.11 – Seattle’s Tree Protection Ordinance by the end of September. This will give more time for public input and scrutiny. The … 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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Citizens step in front of chainsaws to stop tree removal

City takes the trees, leaves questions By Shane Harms02/16/2016 Concerned citizens gathered at the City Light (SCL) owned Loyal Heights Substation (7750 NW 28th St.) on Feb. 12 in an attempt to save three large ornamental cherry trees. However, their … Continue reading

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As city booms, leafy giants at risk

A seven-story apartment building is planned for this Northeast Seattle lot. The house is in disrepair, but the property also includes a couple of sizeable trees that stand out at an intersection laced with parking lots. I assume they’ll be … Continue reading

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Article from koin.com: Protesters vs chainsaws over trees in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Giant century-old trees targeted for takedown in Southeast Portland have a number of people ready and willing to do what may be necessary to save them. A cluster of trees was already taken down near SE … Continue reading

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Guerilla planters’ protest Seattle City Light selling unused properties

Seattle TIMES 8-14-14   By David Ham SEATTLE — Cass Turnbull said she’s among hundreds of Seattle citizens petitioning Seattle city leaders to save unused Seattle City Light surplus land as green spaces. “It doesn’t make sense and it seems … Continue reading

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