The Innis Arden Board and a few of their members, are determined to cut any tree, any time they want, regardless of the impact to others or the environment. Now they want to cut a significant number of trees in the Bear Reserve. Other neighbors want to preserve them.
Shoreline and citizens have been working on these tree issues for many years. This is just the latest in the skirmishes. Many citizens would like to see a comprehensive tree ordinance like Lake Forest Park has passed. Th value of trees is undeniable, but the argument over how to protect them, and whether to work towards a better "urban forest canopy" is still being argued.
Now the Innis Arden Board has taken the city into litigation again over it. The latest hearing with the Hearing Examiner was postponed till August.
The Seattle PI, has a story yesterday laying out some of the issues.