This project is currently on hold.
We are updating the rules for removing trees on private property outside of environmentally critical areas, such as steep slopes, wildlife habitat, and wetlands. Our update, the first since 2001, is part of a city-wide effort to reevaluate existing goals, policies, and regulations to implement the Urban Forest Stewardship Plan, which was recently updated.
We have released two draft proposals and received feedback through our public engagement. After our public engagement on the second proposal, City Council requested that we put the project on hold.
Our update is intended to advance the goals of the City’s Urban Forest Management Plan to maintain and enhance a thriving and diverse urban forest. The City’s plan attempts to balance: