The Landscape Architect Unit provides Landscape Architectural design, design review & construction inspection services for City of Seattle Capital Improvement Projects and Department of Planning and Development private development projects to ensure tree preservation and code compliant landscape architectural improvements in the ROW.
Shane DeWald, Senior Landscape Architect
Bill Ames, Forester and ISA Certified Arborist
Ben Roberts, Forester and ISA Certified Arborist
The Seattle Department of Transportation Landscape Architect Unit coordinates with DPD during the Early Design Guidance review for new projects. We identify exceptional trees and begin early discussions with DPD, developers and the community regarding tree preservation and tree selection. Property that is to be developed will have a DPD notice posted providing information about the project and who to contact with your questions and comments. If your question relates to trees on a property that is to be developed, contact the Seattle Department of Transportation Landscape Architect Unit.
Ben Roberts, 206-233-8735
Tree Removal Approval Process
When trees must be removed for construction of new projects, the City of Seattle require public notification. If you see a notice and want to comment on a project, check tree placards for appropriate contact information. Click on the link for information on the various kinds of signs that you might see and how you can best communicate your concerns. Follow the link to DPD for information on new tree protection regulations. DPD provides incentives for developers to work with community members through Design Review meetings where the public can speak to the importance of tree preservation landscape elements, and building design issues.
Tree Protection Ordinance