Trees are important to the quality of life in Sammamish.
The City of Sammamish recognizes the ecological benefits of forests and tree-covered areas in the municipal code (21A.37.200). Please pick THREE of the following ECOLOGICAL benefits that are most important to you.
Optional: Trees are considered valuable for many reasons that are more difficult to measure. Please provide additional comments on the benefits of Sammamish's trees to you.
Trees can grow to obstruct streets and sidewalks. How often do you encounter this issue with trees in the public rights-of-way?
Trees can become damaged or develop structural weakness over time. These issues may be risks for injury to persons or property. How often do you encounter this issue with public trees?
Trees can appear sick and unhealthy as a result of damage by insects, diseases, or simply poor tree care regimes. How often do you observe this issue with public trees?
What is your satisfaction with the current level of maintenance provided for the City’s public trees?
Optional - Please briefly explain the reason for your satisfaction.
State your position on the following statement: Sammamish needs more public trees.
Where would you like to see more public trees planted? Please check as many as apply.
Please select one method you'd like the City to utilize to provide information about urban forest management.
Optional. Please use this space for any additional comments about the care of public trees.
What is your current awareness of the City's regulations on tree protection and mitigation on private property? Please check all that apply.
What are your top concerns for trees in Sammamish? Please select all that apply.
What are your experiences with tree regulations on private property (examples include: tree protection, permit acquisition, replacement tree plantings, etc.)?
Optional. Please use this space for any additional comments about trees on private property.
Would you support the creation of a business licensing process to categorize and monitor businesses practicing arboriculture in the city?
Would you support a punitive policy for developers who violate tree regulations? This policy could temporarily suspend a developer’s business license in Sammamish for violating tree regulations.
Would you support a citywide special assessment (property tax) to directly increase funding toward urban forestry programs?
Would you support the creation of a city staff arborist position to serve the community as a point of contact for tree issues?
What age group are you representing?
What is your relationship with Sammamish's urban forest? (Choose all that apply)
If you are a resident, how long have you lived in Sammamish?
(Optional) Please provide any additional comments or feedback.
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