Category Archives: TreePAC

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

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

Posted in Elections, Seattle Tree Protection Ordinance, tree planting, tree preservation, TreePAC, urban forest | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Time to Step Up the Game if We Want to Update the Tree Ordinance!

Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance Dear Tree Protection Advocates, Time is drawing short to update Seattle’s Tree Protection Ordinance this year. Seattle continues to lose tree canopy and the Seattle City Council stops considering legislation in October and November to … Continue reading

Posted in TreePAC | Leave a comment

TreePAC ADU Intervention – quick update

Update: May 2019 -TreePAC was allowed to intervene, but the scope and ability to participate was very limited. In retrospect it makes more sense to appeal to the hearing examiner directly and not just intervene, which limits your ability to … Continue reading

Posted in TreePAC | Leave a comment

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

Posted in Seattle Tree Protection Ordinance, tree preservation, TreePAC, urban forest | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Continuing the Fight to Update Seattle’s Tree Ordinance – Coalition Meeting this Saturday

Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance Dear TreePAC Supporters  We ended last year in a stalemate as the Seattle City Council put off action once again on moving ahead with updating Seattle’s Tree Protection Ordinance. They say they will start again … Continue reading

Posted in TreePAC | Leave a comment

New Cheasty Bike trails are unsafe and unwelcoming

Letter from Seattle Nature Alliance, Oct 2018 Dear Seattle Parks and Recreation,  We are writing to express our strong opposition to the latest version of the Cheasty Greenspace Pilot Project (released October 2018). The latest version puts bikes and pedestrians on … Continue reading

Posted in TreePAC | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Seattle Tree Ordinance Update Meeting – Next Steps

Dear Tree PAC supporters, Join other tree protection advocates this Saturday October 27th for a public coalition meeting to discuss and review proposed changes needed to strengthen the current Tree Ordinance draft proposed by the Seattle City Council. 

Posted in TreePAC | Leave a comment

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

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