street trees http://kplu.org en Who You Should Call If You Trip On A Tree Root In Seattle http://kplu.org/post/who-you-should-call-if-you-trip-tree-root-seattle <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle is well-known as a city that loves its trees.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The city even has <a href="http://www.seattle.gov/dpd/codesrules/changestocode/trees/whatwhy/default.htm" target="_blank">a plan to increase its tree canopy</a> to cover 30 percent of its open skies by the year 2037.</span></p><p>But the trees can sometimes get out of hand. Their powerful roots can be downright treacherous when they push through sidewalks.</p> Mon, 24 Feb 2014 13:01:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 13946 at http://kplu.org Who You Should Call If You Trip On A Tree Root In Seattle Seattle makes list of best U.S. cities for urban forests http://kplu.org/post/seattle-makes-list-best-us-cities-urban-forests <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Seattle is among the nation’s top ten cities for urban forests. This might sound like a no-brainer, but many cities that take pride in their trees did not make the cut.&nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 17:21:23 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7731 at http://kplu.org Seattle makes list of best U.S. cities for urban forests How to prove the tree-huggers hunch? Study a deadly beetle http://kplu.org/post/how-prove-tree-huggers-hunch-study-deadly-beetle <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">If you live in the Evergreen State, chances are, you like trees.&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Cities around the Pacific Northwest do a lot to protect them.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">But, do they really make us healthier?&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">An economist with the <a href="http://www.fs.usda.gov/r6">US forest service in Portland </a>is working on that question.</span></p> Mon, 21 Jan 2013 13:04:00 +0000 Bellamy Pailthorp 7595 at http://kplu.org How to prove the tree-huggers hunch? Study a deadly beetle Seattle updates street tree rules http://kplu.org/post/seattle-updates-street-tree-rules <p>The city of Seattle is revamping its rules regarding street trees. The rules clarify what homeowners can and cannot do to trees planted in parking strips and other city right-of-ways.</p><p>The ordinance under consideration is the first update of the city&rsquo;s street tree rules since 1961.</p><p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 12:00:00 +0000 Paula Wissel 3596 at http://kplu.org Seattle updates street tree rules