Workshops will review new tree-removal rules

January 12, 2009

By Staff

Now that the city has new tree preservation codes, its Planning Department will host three open house workshops for professionals who do business within city limits that involves the maintenance and removal of trees.  

In general, the new codes revise how many trees can be removed from single-family, multifamily and commercial properties. The amendments also define what “significant,” “landmark” and “protected” trees are, as well as outline what the process is to remove these trees. The city now also has a tree removal form to guide property owners through the application process.  

Tree professionals, as well as any other interested citizens, are invited to stop by at any time during the sessions. City staff members will be available to explain the new tree codes and answer any questions about the application process.  

The three open house workshops, which will be held at the Pickering Room in Issaquah City Hall Northwest, 1775 12th Ave. N.W., are:

7:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14 

3-5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 20

7:30-9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 28 

A list of the professionals who attend the meetings will be made available to the public.

Learn more about the new codes at or by calling Kirk Prindle at 837-3080.

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