"Establishing a tree protection ordinance is one of the ways cities balance urban growth, maintain a livable community and preserve community character. The purpose of the 2018 tree code revision is to support the goals established in Kirkland’s Comprehensive Plan and the Urban Forestry Strategic Management Plan, to address issues and challenges that have arisen since the last tree code revision (2010) and to update the code so that it is effective and practical to use."Why is preserving our tree canopy important?
Oregon State University-Tree Protection on Construction and Development Sites
Benefits of Urban Trees - United Nations (1 min video)
Trees and Air Quality How trees impact air quality in a city (3 min video)
Nature Conservancy - Cascading Benefits How urban forests, stormwater and human health are connected
Nature Conservancy - Outside Our Doors Puget Sound context for livability