Category Archives: TreePAC

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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Action Item – Council Hearing on Draft Tree Ordinance Wed. Sept 5, 2018

Public Hearing on Draft Tree Ordinance The Seattle Land Use and Zoning Committee of the Seattle City Council is holding a Public Hearing on its proposed draft Tree Ordinance: Wednesday, Sept 5, 2018 9:30 AM to 11:30 AM (sign up starts … Continue reading

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Action – June 1-7, 2018 – Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance

Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance  Dear Friends of Trees, Can you show your support for trees next week?  Let us know. We need people to show up and speak for stronger tree protection at these Seattle City Council Hearings: Monday June 4, 2018 10 AM – … Continue reading

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Update on May, June Action on Seattle Tree Protection Ordinance

Its Time to Update Seattle’s Tree Ordinance Friends of Seattle’s Urban Forest and TreePAC invite organizations and individuals to attend our next meeting where we will be gearing up to update Seattle’s Tree Ordinance. Next meeting of Seattle Tree Ordinance … 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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“Exceptional trees are incompatible with Urban Villages and backyard cottages” says Seattle OPCD employee Brennon Staley

The Death of Single family zoning starts in HALA, Urban Villages + ADU’s near you!  And Exceptional Trees Will Not Survive. – story by Richard Ellison “Exceptional trees are incompatible with Urban Villages and backyard cottages” says Seattle OPCD employee … Continue reading

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TreePAC Endorsements for the Nov. 7, 2017 General Election Ballot

TreePAC endorses candidates for 2017 General Election POSITION         Link to Candidate Websites Seattle Mayor – Jenny Durkan and Cary Moon Seattle City Attorney – Pete Holmes Seattle City Council Position #8 – Jon Grant Seattle City Council Position #8 – Teresa Mosqueda Seattle … 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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Candidate Forum on Trees for Nov 2017 Election

TreePAC Joins with other environmental groups and community councils to co-sponsor a candidate forum for the November 2017 Election! GENERAL ELECTION CANDIDATE FORUM TUESDAY, OCT. 3, 2017 – 7 P.M. TO 9:30 P.M. POCOCK ROWING CENTER, 3320 FUHRMAN AVE. E. IN SEATTLE’S … Continue reading

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Seattle Times: Ruling calls bluff on Seattle’s misguided housing policy on backyard cottages

Ruling calls bluff on Seattle’s misguided housing policy on backyard cottages TreePAC has worked to inform the city that second houses on single family lots, called back yard cottages, would have a major impact on Seattle’s urban forest ( though … Continue reading

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