Tag: Urban Forestry Commission

URBAN FOREST STEWARDSHIP PLAN

September 19th, 2013

On Monday, September 16, the City Council voted unanimously to adopt Seattle’s Urban Forest Stewardship Plan to preserve and enhance Seattle’s trees and forests. This far-reaching action is the end product of two years of work by staff, the Urban Forestry Commission, and my office to create a new approach to the urban forest. The Urban […]

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STREET TREE ORDINANCE ADOPTED

May 3rd, 2013

On Monday, April 29, the Council unanimously adopted a new Street Tree ordinance. This is the first revision of Seattle’s Street Tree Ordinance since 1961, and the result of several years of work by the Seattle Department of Transportation in cooperation with other Departments, Council staff, and the Urban Forestry Commission. This is the first […]

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MAKING COMMUNITY TREE PLANTING WORK

June 28th, 2011

Seattle residents love planting trees, and Seattle has been helping them to do so for many years.  We have an array of tree planting programs scattered among different Departments, without either central coordination or dedicated oversight to ensure that trees are planted in a coherent fashion and are maintained and retained after planting.  On Monday, […]

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