Seattle Needs to fix it's new Tree Ordinance!

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

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TreePAC, the Trees and People Coalition, and the Duwamish Valley Neighborhood Preservation Coalition have filed a petition with the Washington State Growth Management Hearings Board requesting a review of the Seattle Tree Protection Ordinance 126821, passed on May 23, 2023, with regard to the potentially massive tree loss it enables and the resulting incompatibly with the Seattle Comprehensive Plan’s citywide goal of reaching 30% tree canopy.

We are asking for your help with this effort – in whatever amount you can give. All donations will go toward legal fees.

Thanks for your support!

PLEASE NOTE: Donations of $250 or more legally must include: Employer, City, State and Occupation – it’s a public disclosure requirement.

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We’ve got pickup locations in Magnolia,  South Seattle, Greenwood, Greenlake, and Wedgewood and also can arrange a drop off.

Canopies of Green Urban Density

 Produced by Brady Lawrence and Martha Baskin

Get Involved!

Contact City Officials

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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Help us increase public awareness of the Save Our Trees Campaign.

Volunteer opportunities:

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

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