Category Archives: urban forest

What are the key provisions in the Seattle Urban Forestry Commission’s draft Tree and Urban Forest Protection Ordinance?

What are the key provisions in the Seattle Urban Forestry Commission’s draft Tree and Urban Forest Protection Ordinance? Power Point Presentation                        Click here to see Seattle Urban Forestry Commission’s … Continue reading

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Why Seattle’s current Tree Protection Ordinance isn’t working

  Why Seattle’s current Tree Protection Ordinance isn’t working Power Point Presentation 

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Seattle Urban Forestry Commission feedback on King County’s 30-year Forest Plan

The Seattle Urban Forestry Commission made the following recommendations to King County regarding it’s 30-year Forest Plan. You can see the original letter here. March 11, 2020 Christie True, Department of Natural Resources and Parks Director King Street Center, 201 S Jackson … Continue reading

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WA Scotch Broom Census Set for May 2020

For Release: April 28, 2020 Contact: Justin Bush Washington Recreation and Conservation Office Cell:  360-704-0973 Scotch Broom Census Set for May OLYMPIA–The Washington Invasive Species Council, state agencies and researchers are calling for a census in May to help determine the … Continue reading

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TreePAC Recommends Shoreline Study Alternative Sidewalk Designs to Save Trees

Dear Shoreline City Council and Shoreline Manager, We are respectfully proposing that the Shoreline City Council strongly consider asking the Parks/Tree Board to appoint a special committee to study Alternative Sidewalk Designs. Potential losses of large numbers of mature trees … Continue reading

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Explaining why key provisions are in the 2019 Seattle Urban Forestry Commission draft Tree and Urban Forest Protection Ordinance

            In June 2019, The Seattle Urban Forestry Commission submitted, at the request of Seattle City Councilmember Sally Bagshaw and Lisa Herbold,  a draft Tree and Urban Forest Protection Ordinance to the Seattle City Council … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Seattle City Council Passes Legislation to Remove SEPA Appeals

The Seattle City Council just passed legislation to limit SEPA appeals by Seattle citizens on upzones for housing. It took them only 3 months to pass this legislation giving more authority to the Departmental of Construction and Inspections to fast … Continue reading

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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

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