January 24, 2019, 1pm PST
Atlanta has wanted to update its tree ordinance since 2014.
September 19, 2018, 9am PDT
Seattle shows how new buildings and new trees can be added to a city simultaneously—in fact, neighborhoods adding new buildings are maintaining its urban tree canopy while static single-family neighborhoods are losing trees.
May 25, 2018, 9am PDT
A recent study found that Seattle's tree coverage shrank from 2010-2015, but the city has a goal to cover 30 percent of the city with trees by 2037.
May 18, 2018, 10am PDT
Neither environmentalists nor developers like the city’s current regulations around tree removal, but there is praise on both sides for the “smart and nimble” new version.
February 16, 2018, 12pm PST
Advocates and politicians are mustering ideas and support for new tree ordinances that line up with the city's climate goals.
June 21, 2017, 10am PDT
Having learned from a pair of recent controversies, the city of Atlanta is ready to study and draft a new tree ordinance.
January 28, 2015, 1pm PST
A guest column in the Dallas Morning News takes the Dallas political machine to task for delaying a new tree ordinance.
May 8, 2013, 11am PDT
Recent analysis shows that Louisville, Ky. suffers from the worst 'heat island' conditions among America's 50 largest cities. The city is also one of the few without a tree ordinance. Coincidence? Sarah Goodyear investigates.
April 8, 2009, 11am PDT
Officials in San Antonio say they've closed a legal loophole that allowed developers to clear trees for ranching or farming.