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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Seattle voters overwhelmingly favor policies to protect and expand the city’s tree canopy

Cascade Advocate, Northwest Progressive Institute / Sep 15, 2021

From July 12th, 2021, through July 17th, 2021, our pollster Change Research asked Seattleites about a range of sensible ideas for creating tree-friendly policy tools. 617 likely August 2021 voters participated, all online.

Every single idea we tested received not just a favorable response, but an overwhelmingly favorable response.

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Second set of Seattle tree protection poll findings affirms voters value urban forests

Cascade Advocate, Northwest Progressive Institute /Dec 20, 2021

“Back in September, our team at the Northwest Progressive Institute joined forces with TreePAC to unveil polling showing that voters across the ideological spectrum are in enthusiastic agreement that Seattle should be doing more to protect its tree canopy and favor a number of ideas for updating Seattle’s tree ordinance.

Today, we’re delighted to be able to share an additional set of findings that affirms voters’ strong and deep enthusiasm for keeping the Emerald City emerald.”

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