Tree Code Amendments

STATUS - The City Council adopted the amendments to KZC 95 on March 15, 2022 (O-4786(PDF, 3MB)). The effective date of the new regulations will be May 13, 2022.


Tree protection ordinances are one of the ways cities balance urban growth with preserving a healthy, sustainable and livable community.

The scope of this code amendment project was to:

Meeting Information

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City Council






Where are we in the process and how do I access the revised code?

The City Council adopted the revised regulations on March 15, 2022 (Ordinance O-4786(PDF, 3MB) ). The new regulations will go into effect on May 13, 2022.

What were some of the main issues?

Each short article below presents an issue involved with updating the tree code. These articles appeared in This Week in Kirkland, the City's weekly online newsletter as part of the public outreach related to the tree code amendment project.