The Downtown Seattle Sequoia at Fourth Avenue and Stewart Street managed by the Seattle Department of Transportation continues to inspire a generous spirit among private sector business owners serving the Pacific Northwest. Hertz Equipment Rental brings the latest donation. Hertz will set up their Genie 125 Self-Propelled Telescopic Boom for use by SDOT Urban Forestry entirely free of charge for an inspection of the tree top planned for tomorrow, July 23rd. The 125 foot boom height will allow a close look at the crown of the Sequoia by SDOT Urban Forestry without damage to the tree.
Date: Friday, July 23
Time: 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Location: Triangle located at intersection of Fourth Avenue, Olive Way, and Stewart Street
This undertaking follows a first phase of work performed on June 10th by SDOT Urban Forestry and Seattle Public Utilities to amend the soil in the triangle supporting the tree that is declining in health. That effort was based on a consultant recommendation donated by nationally renowned Landscape Architect, James Urban which utilized compost donated by Cedar Grove Compost.
Encouraged by foliage color (a more intense shade of green signifying improved health and vigor) since the soil reconditioning, this follow-up work (expected to take approximately 1 hour) will include inspection of the top branches as well as pruning and/or bracing to direct growth. The goal is to encourage growth to re-establish a central leader that was broken several years ago in a high wind storm event.
For information: Shane DeWald, (206) 684-5041
Media contact: Marybeth Turner, (206) 684-8548