Tree Regulations

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The City of Redmond adopted the current tree protection regulations (Ordinance 1998) in 1998. The regulations contain tree retention standards for new developments, as well as tree removal permit requirements on developed lots. These regulations have not had a comprehensive review since they were adopted over twenty years ago. It is time to check back with the community to determine if these regulations need modifications and are achieving their goals in the context of urban growth.

To gain input and feedback from the community, a questionnaire was available July/August 2020, City staff set up two virtual office hours events for people to ask questions and share ideas on August 19, 2020, and the Parks and Trails commission reviewed the project and provided input on September 3, 2020. All of the community input will help inform Redmond City Council's decision-making regarding tree regulations. Visit the document library on this project page to review a summary of the questionnaire results.


UPDATE as of January 21, 2021: The Tree Regulations Update Zoning Code Amendment has been filed. The Proposed Tree Regulations and Proposed Tree Definitions can be found under the Document Library to the right. These documents represent the starting point for review. There will be additional opportunities for community input during the formal review process at both the Planning Commission and the City Council.



The City of Redmond adopted the current tree protection regulations (Ordinance 1998) in 1998. The regulations contain tree retention standards for new developments, as well as tree removal permit requirements on developed lots. These regulations have not had a comprehensive review since they were adopted over twenty years ago. It is time to check back with the community to determine if these regulations need modifications and are achieving their goals in the context of urban growth.

To gain input and feedback from the community, a questionnaire was available July/August 2020, City staff set up two virtual office hours events for people to ask questions and share ideas on August 19, 2020, and the Parks and Trails commission reviewed the project and provided input on September 3, 2020. All of the community input will help inform Redmond City Council's decision-making regarding tree regulations. Visit the document library on this project page to review a summary of the questionnaire results.


UPDATE as of January 21, 2021: The Tree Regulations Update Zoning Code Amendment has been filed. The Proposed Tree Regulations and Proposed Tree Definitions can be found under the Document Library to the right. These documents represent the starting point for review. There will be additional opportunities for community input during the formal review process at both the Planning Commission and the City Council.