Volunteers will brighten Seattle’s downtown sky on Thursday, November 18, by decorating the Giant Sequoia next to Macy’s at Fourth and Stewart Street with holiday lights. Eric Greenberg, with the assistance of another volunteer, plans to start around 9 a.m. and complete the task before 3 p.m.
Last spring the Seattle Department of Urban Forestry reconditioned the soil and properly pruned the broken top of the tree in an effort to restore its health. The two newly developing leaders at the top of the tree and the general improvement of the tree’s condition provide a measurable reward for the effort.
Tomorrow the volunteers will reach the top of the tree using a large crane. An SDOT arborist will be on hand to assist with protecting the tree top when the lights are installed.
A private donation managed by City Club for this purpose pays for this annual tree-lighting activity.