Next week SDOT’s Urban Forestry crews will remove and replace
approximately 40 Arbutus trees that have died along Eighth Avenue NW in
Ballard, in the two blocks north of NW 65th Street. The trees died as a
result of severe weather during the last two winters. Several other
Arbutus trees on 8th Avenue NW were damaged but are expected to survive
and will not be removed.
The wood from the trees that are removed will be salvaged and given to
the Childrens PlayGarden at 23rd Avenue South and South Grand Street to
be used for constructing arbors, trellises and bird houses. (See
www.childrensplaygarden.org for more information.)
SDOT’s Urban Forestry plans to replace the trees next spring with a
different variety, not yet determined, to maintain diversity in
Seattle’s Urban Forest.
Crews will be removing the trees from Wednesday, September 9 until
Friday, September 11, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day. No on-street
parking will be allowed in the work area during the day, but will be
allowed at night.
While the crews are working at this location they also plan to prune
the Zelkovas located in the medians along the same stretch of Eight
SDOT’s Urban Forestry unit is working to maintain, protect, and
expand the city’s urban landscape in street rights-of-way.
For information: Urban Forestry, (206) 423-6999
Media contact: Marybeth Turner, (206) 684-8548