The City of Seattle invites the public to an open house to learn how the City is increasing Seattle’s tree canopy. Seattle has a goal of increasing its urban forest from the current 23% coverage to 30% by 2030.
The City has proposed regulations intended to increase tree canopy, provide flexibility for homeowners, and help preserve Seattle’s trees. A tree credit requirement in single-family zones will help preserve existing trees and encourage planting new trees. Expanding Seattle Green Factor landscape standards and simplifying the process for departures to some rules will provide incentives to protect trees during development.
Urban Forestry Open House
Tuesday, September 21, 2010
5:30 – 7:30 p.m., presentations begin at 6:00
City Hall, Bertha Knight Landes Room, 600 4th Avenue
The open house presentations will include:
- an overview of the City’s Urban Forest Management Program by the Office of Sustainability and Environment
- proposed changes to tree protection regulations by the Department of Planning and Development
- changes to the City’s street tree program by the Seattle Department of Transportation
Seattle Parks and Recreation, Seattle Public Utilities, and Seattle City Light will be available for one-on-one discussions about their tree programs and policies.
The proposed tree protection regulations being recommended by the Department of Planning and Development are the result of analysis and community input over the past year. For more information about DPD’s tree regulations update process, go to: www.seattle.gov/dpd/planning/trees/