An Urban Forestry Open House is scheduled for Tuesday, September 21st at City Hall. The open house will provide an opportunity for people to hear about the many City efforts underway to expand and enhance Seattle’s urban forest, including proposals that would revise regulations for cutting and planting trees on private property. City staff from the Office of Sustainability and Environment, Department of Planning and Development (DPD), Department of Transportation, Parks Department, Seattle Public Utilities, and Seattle City Light will be on hand to provide citizens with an overview of existing City policies, programs, and resources, as well as to explain specific regulatory proposals under consideration. Staff will be available to answer questions, connect citizens with programs, and take comments on the proposals.
Urban Forestry Open House
Tuesday, September 21st
City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room – 600 4th Avenue
5:30-7:30 open house
As part of the city-wide effort to implement the Urban Forest Management Plan, DPD is currently in the process of revising regulations governing tree planting and removal on private property. A draft proposal was released in July 2010 for public comment. Comments on the proposal will be accepted until October 31, 2010. After the public comment period, and prior to the Mayor submitting his recommendations to the City Council in 2011, DPD will revise the proposal based on public comments and conduct environmental review of the proposal. Once the Mayor has made his recommendations to the City Council, the Council will hold a public hearing on the proposal prior to taking any action.
For more information on city-wide efforts to implement the Urban Forest Management Plan, go to: www.seattle.gov/trees/.