Category Archives: TreePAC

New TreePAC newsletter on the site!

The latest Spring 2022 TreePAC newsletter is now on the site – click here to check it out! Highlights include the recent Seattle City Council passing legislation to require Tree Service Provider registration, some great news from Save Shoreline Trees … Continue reading

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TreePAC Intervention approved in MBAKS Hearing Examiner Appeal

As this is public record now, here’s the official filing of our Motion to Intervene in the recent Master Builders Association of King and Snohomish Hearing Examiner appeal of the Seattle Department of Construction and Inspections’ draft Tree Protection Ordinance … Continue reading

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Press Release – Seattle City Council Passes Tree Service Provider Registration Legislation

Press release stevezemke@TreePAC.org for immediate release: Seattle City Council Passes TreePAC Priority Legislation to Increase Tree Protection in Seattle   The Seattle City Council today adopted legislation to require that Tree Service Providers working in Seattle be registered and certified … Continue reading

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Urge the Seattle City Council at Tues. March 29th meeting to pass CB 120207 to regulate tree service providers

URGE THE SEATTLE CITY COUNCIL TO PASS COUNCIL Council Bill 120207  THIS TUES MARCH 29th Dear TreePAC supporters, Last Wednesday, the Seattle City Council Land Use Committee passed a key component in our effort to update Seattle’s Tree Protection Ordinance. All 5 committee … Continue reading

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Bellevue Group – trees4livabliity.org – online petition!

It’s great to see more tree advocacy groups springing up around the Puget Sound! The newest is Trees4Livability.org in Bellevue, which started up a few months ago. Here’s the latest, they are pursuing an online petition – if you have … Continue reading

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Send an e-mail regarding the SEPA Analysis of Seattle’s draft Tree Protection Ordinance

The Seattle Department  of Construction and Inspections (SDCI)  issued a Determination of Non-Significance for their draft Tree Protection Ordinance update. We are not impressed with their SEPA checklist evaluation that removing big trees and then planting little trees is a … Continue reading

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Send a Be My Valentine E-Mail to State Senators- Add urban and community forestry amendments to E2Shb 1099

Dear Friends of Tree PAC E2SHB 1099 is in the WA State Senate Housing and Land Use Committee. The bill would add a climate resiliency element that cities and counties need to consider when they update their Comprehensive Plans under the … Continue reading

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Video – Why Large Trees and Space for Them Matter

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Add two Arborist Positions to Seattle City Budget for SDCI

Councilmember Dan Strauss proposed doubling the number of arborists in  Seattle’s  Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) from two to four to increase tree protection and enforcement now. From Dan Strauss’s newsletter: “Tree Protection Staff: As we await a new, stronger tree … Continue reading

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Congrats to Suzanne Grant!

Looks like our local tree warrior got another major notch in the belt when Ellen sang her song on her show – check it out here and WAY TO GO! From her note: Hi Tree Keepers, I’m sure you remember … Continue reading

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