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Regarding tree removal, the development along Issaquah-Pine Lake Road is following the letter of the law

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Release Date: Jun. 2, 2016

Responding to resident concerns about the clearing of trees along Issaquah-Pine Lake Road, city officials say the Conner Jarvis development is following all applicable rules. The city notes, however, that this development permit was submitted before the city adopted more restrictive tree retention regulations in October of 2015.

Under the old rules, the Conner Jarvis development is required to retain 25 percent of the trees on the property. Depending on zoning, the new regulations require a retention rate between 35 to 50 percent and the replacement of all significant trees. The replacement trees may be located elsewhere on the property being developed, or at another receiving site somewhere in the city.

For more information on this topic, please contact Jeff Thomas at jthomas@sammamish.us or 425-295-0520.