Illegal Urban-tree Clearcut in Seattle
Early on Saturday morning 8/20/22, neighbors were alarmed to see trucks and workers pull into their quiet neighborhood. The workers covered their faces, the trucks’ license plates were blacked out, and they wouldn’t answer any questions.
Seattle’s trees and forests should be protected all the time, not just during business hours.
The Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) is closed on weekends. That’s when neighbors must step up to protect trees from being illegally cut.
This forested NE Seattle lot will be developed. Houses could be built around many of the trees, but clearcutting is often easier.