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Seattle City Urban Forester

Seattle Needs a City Urban Forester

Seattle has long needed the support of a City Urban Forester to oversee the City’s management of our urban tree canopy, which is currently managed in 9 different departments without central coordination or oversight.

Right now we have an opportunity to get this position funded as part of the current budget process.

Councilmember Alex Pedersen is introducing an amendment to the Seattle City Budget to add a City Urban Forester position to the Office of Sustainability and Environment (OSE). This is a big step forward! CM Lisa Herbold has signed on as a Co-Sponsor. A third council member is needed as a co-sponsor; additionally the budget process will require 5 votes to put this amendment in the budget.

Please ask the Council to support and co-sponsor the City Forester Amendment by sending an email below. Thanks for your support! 

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The True-love Trees

True Love Trees

by Bruce Dear

Meadowbrook’s iconic True-Love trees are at risk! This remarkable cedar-fir couple have been growing as one for almost 100 years along Thornton Creek in north Seattle. Recently a developer has applied to Seattle’s Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) to cut them down, in order to build new homes. Yet, a respected local architect has drawn up plans which show how the same amount of housing can be built around these amazing trees and their nearby grove.

Housing shortage: Build, but also retain trees

Seattle Times letter to the editor by Sandy Shettler / Aug 10, 2022

Re: “More regulations on housing push us further from the goal of meeting demand” [Aug. 7, Opinion]:

This Op-Ed perpetuates the false narrative that we can only house new neighbors by cutting down Seattle’s trees. We can and should grow our housing stock and our urban forest at the same time.

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TreePAC Summer 2022 Newletter

TreePAC August 2022

From Kevin Orme: “Hello and hope you are staying safe. Summer’s here – and with a few heat spells that definitely have gone over typical Seattle weather so far. As you enjoy the sunshine, stay cool and remember to stop to enjoy our urban tree canopy either at home or throughout the city, and advocate for its continued protection and growth”

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Don’t Clear-cut Seattle Yardsign Campaign

New Design for Don't Clear-cut Seattle Yardsigns

We’ve redesigned our yard-signs! Our goal is to communicate the role that trees play in creating a healthy community as well as a healthy ecosystem.

Please contact info@dontclearcutseattle.org to arrange a yard-sign pickup or delivery. We currently have pickup locations in the Northgate area, Greenwood, Magnolia, Greenlake, Ravenna, Wedgewood and South Seattle. We hope to have more pickup locations arranged soon to increase coverage in other parts of Seattle.

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