Seattle Heritage Trees and the New Tree Ordinance

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Article by Eric Scigliano  on Post Alley – July 25,2023

Eric Scigliano describes the issues the issues with inserting Seattle’s Heritage Tree program into the new Tree Protection Ordinance.

A couple of quotes….

Legislation often has unintended consequences. But rarely are those consequences so extreme and foreseeable as in the strange case of Seattle’s new Tree Protection Ordinance and its longtime, now ironically upended Heritage Tree Program.

Response from a developer:

…I need to double my money every three years,…

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