The developer should be required to purchase their own property, plant trees, and gauantee the survival of those trees for a reasonable period of time -- 99-years for example. Such a requirement has been place on developers in the past, in other areas of the U.S., and isn't unreasonable to expect here.
Letter by Douglas Burchard
Source: Comment posted on: "City identifies four locations for Group Health's clear-cut tree mitigation..."
ATTN: Redmond Ombudsman-of-the-month, Councilmember Pat Vache'