The City Council recently passed Council Bill 120207 requiring 1) tree service providers to register with the City of Seattle before conducting commercial tree work and consultations on private property and 2) property owners to post a public notice on-site before any tree work beyond routine maintenance. The tree service provider registry will be accessible to the public so that owners, residents, and neighbors can be assured a registered company knowledgeable with tree regulations and best practices is completing work in their neighborhood.
We’ll be hosting our popular Seattle Home Fairs online on Saturday, January 29, 2022, and Sunday , January 30, 2022.
On April 19, new rules went into effect for tree planting and protection requirements in single-family zones. The recently passed Mandatory Housing Affordability Ordinance 125791 made several important changes to tree protection requirements in the Seattle Municipal Code (SMC) 25.11, Tree Protection, and SMC 23.44, Single Family Zone.
DPD is proposing to update development standards regarding the retention and planting of trees on private property during the development process. The updated standards will also implement a requirement to get a permit prior to removing specified trees on lots where no development is proposed.