Category Archives: urban trees

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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States Requiring Tree Service Provider Registration

Posted on March 23, 2022 by Steve Zemke Tree Service Providers Licensing is required  in 8 states New Jersey Board of Tree Experts  Licensing of Tree Care Operators and Tree Care Experts “Licensing legislation was proposed by industry groups and passed by … 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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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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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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Comments by Maria Batayola, Beacon Hill Council Chair, on NPI/TreePAC Tree Poll

    Maria Batayola Beacon Hill Council Chair Sept 15, 2021 “The loss of exceptional and other trees is tremendous blow to our (beloved Seattle) and in particular our beloved Beacon Hill majority people of color, immigrants and refugees community.  … Continue reading

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Comments by Tina Cohen Certified Arborist on the NPI/Tree PAC Tree Poll

Tina Cohen, Certified Arborist Northwest Arborvitae Seattle WA   I’m Tina Cohen and I’m a retired Certified Arborist. In my career I worked with both developers and tree preservationists.    I’ve been very discouraged by the cognitive dissonance of climate change and continued tree … Continue reading

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Statement by Josh Morris of Seattle Audubon on NPI/Tree PAC Tree Protection Poll

Statement: July 2021 Tree Protection Polling Results by Josh Morris of Seattle Audubon Sept. 15, 2021  Seattle Audubon is a 105-year-old environmental nonprofit that advocates and organizes for cites where people and birds thrive. Since neither people nor birds can … Continue reading

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Comments by Steve Zemke – Tree PAC Chair on NPI/Tree PAC Seattle Tree Poll

Press Conference – Seattle City Poll shows strong support for updating Seattle’s Tree Protection Ordinance Statement by Steve Zemke – Chair TreePAC Results released today of a Poll done by Change Research in July for the Northwest Progressive Institute included … Continue reading

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