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Private Property Tree Rules Update

We are reviewing rules for trees on private property.
A review of rules that protect existing trees on private property.
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Project Timeline

  • 2007
    Mayor issues first Urban Forest Management Plan
  • 2008
    Emerald City Task Force develops recommendations for update
  • April 2009
    Interim Tree Regulations legislation passed
    Implemented moratorium on removal of healthy exceptional trees
    Limited removal of non-exceptional trees in certain areas
  • May 2009
    New canopy cover analysis conducted
  • August 2009
    Urban Forestry Commission created
  • July - December 2010
    Public discussion of first proposal
  • July - October 2012
    Public discussion of second proposal
  • Late 2014 or Early 2015
    Release of third proposal

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