Friday, February 27, 2009

Interim tree protection bill passes; Seattle, WA; 2/23/09

City Council passes measure to protect trees Ballard News Tribune - Seattle,WA,USA
The Seattle City Council voted today to establish new interim tree protections that will limit tree removal in areas zoned for single-family, lowrise, midrise and commercial structures.
“It’s critical that the city follow through on its goal of growing our tree canopy,” said Council President Richard Conlin, sponsor of the legislation. “Protecting mature trees from unnecessary removal will contribute to our ability to fight the effects of global warming, mitigate flooding and the toxic effects of storm water run-off, safeguard the habitat of the city’s urban wildlife, and keep Seattle an attractive, vibrant city long regarded for its natural beauty.”

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