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2013 Urban Forest Symposium

On May 13, 2013, Plant Amnesty and the University of Washington Botanic Gardens will be hosting a symposium on trees and views at the Center of Urban Horticulture. The symposium will include several prominent guest speakers addressing the issues that arise when views and trees come into conflict. Topics will include the methodology behind valuing […]

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Tree protection regulations in Seattle

Trees are valued in Seattle and legally protected in a variety of ways. Tree protection regulations are contained in the Tree Protection Ordinance, Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) 25, 11, as well as the Environmentally Critical Area Code, SMC 25.09. Much of Seattle consists of areas designated as “environmentally critical.” These areas include steep slopes, wetlands, […]

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Seattle tree policy conflicts with views

The Seattle PI recently ran a story on the possibility of Seattle changing its policy regarding the trimming and removal of trees. Despite a reputation as an environmentally friendly area, Seattle has been losing its tree canopy at an alarming rate. This, despite the fact that very few permits are given out each year. Read the […]

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