The Burien City Council adopted new tree regulations to protect trees on private property in Burien during their October 3, 2022 meeting.
The protection of trees on private properties in Burien is important for many reasons. Studies show that trees help clean air, reduce the effects of global climate change, reduce stress, increase economic activity, increase property values, and make our community more attractive.
Adopted Tree Code Amendments
Draft Tree Code Revisions
- Read the August 25, 2022 tree regulations public review draft
- Read the residential tree permit flow chart
- Read about how the proposed code would impact residential tree removal and replacement
- Read about how to calculate tree credits on residential properties
- Read about how the proposed code would impact tree protection, removal, and replacement during development
- Land Use Tree Code BMC 19.25
- Green Burien Partnership Urban Forest Stewardship Plan (2018)
- Climate Action Plan (2021)
- Comprehensive Plan (last updated 2021)
Review and Analysis
Review current land use policies and tree code. Solicit community feedback.
Public Engagement and Code Development
Stakeholder engagement. Solicit ideas. Draft code.
Draft land use tree code. Conduct SEPA environmental review. Planning Commission and City Council review.
Public Engagement Code Revisions
Refine and test land use tree code. Engage stakeholders and community outreach. Conduct SEPA environmental review. Planning Commission reviews code.
City Council adopts land use tree code. Outreach and education on new code begins.
Last Updated: February 16, 2023