The Tree Board acts in an advisory capacity to the City Council with the following purposes:
- Meet the obligations of the Tree City U.S.A. program and ensure the valued natural resource of public trees (and other vegetation) is maintained in a manner that ensures its viability for future generations.
- Plant, prune, maintain, and remove trees and other plantings within all City of SeaTac right-of-ways, parks and other City properties to preserve public safety and to preserve or enhance the development of public spaces.
- Study, investigate and develop a written plan for the care, preservation, promotion of public education, pruning, planting, replanting, removal or disposition of trees, shrubs, other vegetation that are located within public spaces, such as parks, public right-of-ways, and any other public place. A list of recommended or beneficial trees and plantings, as well as prohibited trees and plantings may be included in the plan. Such plan will be presented annually to the City Council and upon the Council’s acceptance and approval shall constitute the official comprehensive City Tree Plan. The plan will be reviewed and updated as the Board determines, or as otherwise directed by the City Manager.
- Make recommendations to the various City departments to implement removal of public trees or parts of public trees that are deemed to be injurious to the general public or that are causing an interference with utilities such as overhead power or transmission lines. This may also include diseased or defective trees.
- Make its own rules and regulations, and keep a record of its proceedings. A majority of the members shall be a quorum for the transaction of business.
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