On Friday, Aug. 11, work crews took down five sick trees along 228th Avenue, just south of Pine Lake Middle School.
An arborist report identified five Douglas Fir trees at the north-west corner of the property that were in poor health or in decline. The City is leasing this property from the YMCA and is responsible for the safety and upkeep of the land.
Based on the findings, the trees were removed. One of them was dead, and two had structural defects and decreased crown health. These trees were in close proximity to the power lines along 228th Avenue SE and adjacent to the path of travel of school traffic.
Native, coniferous trees resistant to root decay will be planted as replacements. All replacement trees will be planted per SMC 21A.37.280.
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