Citizens and Neighbors for a Sustainable Redmond is pursuing a judicial appeal of the City of Redmond’s decision to approve clear cutting the 28-acre urban forest in the Overlake neighborhood. This is a sudden change from what has been communicated before. The amendment to ONP stated: "It will maintain its campus-like feel, with significant trees and tree stands, and buildings that are primarily mid-rise (up to 5 to 6 stories) in height."
Instead, we're now facing the loss of more than 1,000 trees, including 65 "landmark" trees, estimated to be 150 to 250 years old, (30-50 in. diameter), and 985 "significant" trees.
Other local organizations which oppose the forest destruction include:
- Eastside Audubon Society,
- Sustainable Kirkland
- Friends at Overlake Village,
- Villa Marina Condominium Association