Dear concerned citizen,

PlantAmnesty is a federally approved 501(c)(3) charitable organization.
As such we are not allowed to advocate for legislation or influence public policy.
But our sister organization, TreePAC, can.
Nothing speaks louder than a letter from a voter!
We know that Seattle’s trees and tree canopy are important to you and together we can get our voices heard.
We’ve put together a list of government contact information as well as a list of some of the organizations currently advocating for better tree policies in our city.

Here are some steps that you could take,

  1. Contact the City Council and Mayor directly.
  2. Attend City Council meetings in person and comment.
  3. Attend district-based City Council local meetings
  4. Get an office meeting with the Mayor and/or staff or City Council personnel.
  5. Contact TreePAC and ACT NOW
  6. If you suspect that a tree is being removed illegally, call these numbers:
    1. If the tree is on private property, call the Seattle Department of Construction & Inspections (SDCI)
      at 206-684-8850
    2. If the tree is along the street or right of way, call the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT)
      at 206-684-8733
    3. If the tree is in a park, call Seattle Parks & Recreation at 206-684-4113
  7. Spread the word!!! Tell your neighbors, other Seattle residents you may serve with on local Community Councils, your neighborhood group, your church group, social media, and anyone and everyone willing to listen. The more people know, the more they can provide input and help the effort.
  8. Send a letter to your mayor and council members via 'Don't Clear Cut Seattle CLICK HERE

Government Contact Information

Mayor Bruce Harrell (Seattle)

Lisa Herbold, District 1
Chair: Public Safety and Human Services

Tammy J. Morales, District 2
Chair: Community Economic Development

Kshama Sawant, District 3
Chair: Sustainability & Rentor's Rights

Alex Pedersen, District 4
Chair: Transportation & Utilities

Deborah Juarex, District 5
Chair: Public Assets & Native Communities

Dan Strauss, District 6
Chair: Land Use & Neighborhoods

Andrew J. Lewis, District 7
Committee on Homelessness Strategies & Investment Member

Teresa Mosqueda (Citywide)
Chair: Finance & Housing

Lorena Gonzalez (Citywide)
Council President
Chair: Governance & Education

Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT)
Trees and Landscaping Department
Linea Laird, Interim Director

Seattle Urban Forestry Commission
The Urban Forestry Commission was established to advise the Mayor and City regarding
the management, and conservation of trees and vegetation in the City of Seattle.
Sandra Pinto de Bader, Urban Forestry Commission Coordinator
Office of Sustainability and Environment
City of Seattle
700 Fifth Avenue, Suite 1868
P.O. Box 94729
Seattle, WA 98124-4729

Urban Forest Resources and Organizations

Don't Clearcut Seattle
Advocating for better policies to preserve and grow Seattle's urban forest

Friends of Urban Forests
Coalition for a Stronger Tree Ordinance
Protecting trees and our urban forest infrastructure
Click here to see the current ordinance to Protect & Grow Seattle’s Tree Canopy

TreePAC is a membership based political action committee that works for the urban forest.
Steve Zemke (Chair)

E3 Washington
E3 Washington supports environmental and sustainability education (ESE) for all WA students.

Earth Corps
EarthCorps brings together passionate and hardworking young adults from the US and countries around the world,
for a yearlong leadership training program in Seattle, Washington.
Phone: 206-322-9296 x101

Forterra is leader for regional sustainability.
They have conserved 250000 acres and improved the quality of life for people in over 90 communities.
Forterra King County Office (Main Office)
901 5th Avenue, Ste. 2200
Seattle WA 98164
Phone: 206-292-5907

Friends of Seward Park
The Friends of Seward Park work to preserve the natural habitat of this urban old growth forest.

King County Trees
King County and partners will plant 1 Million Trees by 2020 across King County in both urban and rural areas.
Phone: 206-296-0100

Nature Consortium
Nature Consortium inspires people in Puget Sound to become creative leaders through art and environmental action
Phone: 206-923-8053 

Seattle Audubon
Seattle Audubon is a nonprofit organization that leads a local community in appreciating, understanding, and protecting birds and their natural habitats.
Phone: 206-523-4483

Seattle Green Spaces Coalition
Urges city to keep public open space in public hands

Sierra Club of Washington
The Sierra Club of Washington is involved in environmental education, conservation, and political issues.
They lead fun outings such as hikes, trail maintenance, and snow-shoeing walks. Join in and help us protect our air, land and water throughout our beautiful state!
Phone: 206-378-0114

Trees for Seattle
Since 2009, Trees for Neighborhoods has helped Seattle residents plant over 8,300 trees in their yards and along the street
Call: 206-684-3979

Washington Native Plant Society
Washington Native Plant Society is a forum for individuals who share a common interest in Washington's unique and diverse plant life.