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Meeting of Like Minds — Allen Taylor: Urban Trees and Seattle’s New Tree Protection Code

October 18, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT

Free – $10.00

Are you aware of the new Tree Protection Code in the City of Seattle?

How will these new policies affect tree services and our beloved trees?

Join Allen Taylor at the Center for Urban Horticulture for a presentation and discussion about the proposed and current updates to the Seattle tree code. Allen will help us understand how these codes impact the urban forest, citizens, and tree services. 

We are all still learning and assessing the impacts of tree code changes. Wherever you live, understanding how various municipalities approach the issue of tree conservation, removal permits, regulations of tree service providers, etc. is valuable information.

Expect a busy discussion period!   

Members and non-members are welcome, with pre-registration encouraged but not required.  There is a small fee for non-members.

The evening will start with drinks and time to socialize, with doors opening at 6:30 p.m.  After a short welcome at 7 pm, we will auction off some donated plants and garden-related tools and/or art. This auction helps cover the costs of hall rental. If you have items to donate toward this auction, please send relevant information to programs@plantamnesty.org.

Due to current UW policies, we are not permitted to bring and share foods from our home kitchens.  However, attendees are welcome to bring commercially-prepared dessert items to share at this event. Plates, napkins, and serving utensils will be provided.

Pre-registration is strongly encouraged to allow us to predict the number of attendees.  Pre-registration will end at 5:00 pm on the evening of the event.  We will permit walk-in registration onsite. We will continue to require proof of COVID vaccination at the door and encourage the use of masks when distancing is not feasible. We plan to keep the courtyard doors off the MOLM room open throughout the evening to maximize airflow, outdoor temperatures permitting.

Walk-ins are welcome on the evening of our event! We will ask for a non-member donation of $10, but we understand that times are tough for many people.  

Allen Taylor is the lead arborist and founder of Conservation Tree Care.  He is an Eagle Scout and graduated from the University of Vermont Rubenstein School of Environmental and Natural Resources with a BS in Forestry.  His passion for ski mountaineering led him to the Pacific Northwest shortly after graduating and he has never looked back. Allen is a ISA Board Certified Master Arborist (PN-7316B), holds the Tree Risk Assessment Qualification (TRAQ), and is a Registered Consulting Arborist (RCA#643) with the American Society of Consulting Arborists. He is also a SPRAT Level 1 rope access technician. When he isn’t working, Allen spends his time running, biking, climbing, and skiing; bringing Rainier along whenever possible.
Allen is also a recipient of the ISA’s True Professionals of Arboriculture Award ​in 2022.


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October 18, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm PDT
Free – $10.00
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Center for Urban Horticulture
3501 NE 41st St
Seattle, WA 98105 United States




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