Great City Brown Bag Lunch Looks at New Tree Regulations

Don’t miss this week’s Great City brown bag presentation taking a look at the proposed new tree ordinance, which was developed with the goal of protecting and growing our city’s urban forest.

Location is the GGLO Space at the Steps, 1301 First Ave., Level A, enter through door located about 1/4 of the way down the Harbor Steps.

City of Seattle staff will discuss their proposal to revise existing regulations governing the preservation and planting of trees on private property, both during development and outside of it, in order meet the goals of the Urban Forest Management Plan and other city-wide goals. This presentation will also discuss the city’s overall strategy to expand our canopy cover and increase the health of our urban forest.


  • Brennon Staley is the Sustainable Community Planner for the Seattle Department of Planning and Development (DPD). During his time with DPD, he has been responsible for developing policy and regulations focusing on environmentally critical areas, trees, single family zoning, and sustainable communities.
  • Tracy Morgenstern is the Urban Forest Program Manager for the Office of Sustainability. In this capacity, she is responsible for coordinating city-wide implementation of the Urban Forest Management Plan and managing the Seattle ReLeaf campaign.
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