Seattle Needs an Updated Tree Ordinance!

Rapidly changing Seattle is losing critical tree canopy volume. Planting and preserving trees has been touted as the single most effective means of climate change mitigation. Yet, developers are scraping lots and unscrupulous tree services are cutting down trees illegally. Seattle needs an updated tree ordinance and needs to enforce it. You can help!

The Mayor, City Council and Urban Forestry Commission need to hear from you!

Use the form below to send a letter
We are urging the City of Seattle
  • to adopt the Urban Forestry Commission’s draft Tree Protection Ordinance
  • to increase protection for large mature trees in Seattle
  • to move implementation and enforcement of tree protection to the Office of Sustainability and Environment
Enter your return address then click “Start Writing” to load the default letter

Your letter will be sent to the Mayor, City Council and Urban Forestry Commission (complete list), and will be added to the public comments on the UFC Draft Tree Protection OrdinanceFeel free to add your own comments to the default letter!

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Send a letter to the Mayor, City Council, and tree-related department heads via our “Take Action” link.

To follow up with a phone call, contact your district council member, or just send an individual message, here is their individual contact info.

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  • Post leaflets (see resources) on community bulletin boards. 
  • Assist with our yard signs. We need help finding new locations and delivering signs.
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