In response to requests for inspection and recent tree failures, Seattle Parks and Recreation’s Urban Forestry Unit has identified twenty-five trees that necessitate removal along Queen Anne Boulevard. Many have died or have become structurally unsound due to decay organisms, and need to be addressed immediately. These trees are creating a hazard for park users or adjacent property owners. Only trees that are untenable to retain are being recommended for removal.
Due to the nature of boulevards planted with monocultures, the trees along Queen Anne Boulevard are vulnerable to disease. There are currently seven sites along the boulevard with communicable pathogens or insects that have the potential for high tree mortality.
Budgetary constraints related to COVID-19 and the diseases identified mean that the necessary tree replacements will need to be postponed. It will also take time to identify disease-resistent replacement trees that adhere to the boulevard’s intended design.
Questions? Join us for a community walk and talk
- Corner of Bigelow Ave N @ Highland Dr: Friday, August 14th from 12:00 – 12:45pm
- Corner of Bigelow Ave N @ Crockett St: Friday, August 14th from 1:00 – 1:45pm
- Corner of 10th Ave W @ W Armour St: Friday, August 14th from 2:00 – 2:45pm
Assessments were conducted by ISA Certified Arborists/Qualified Tree Risk Assessors and reviewed by Nicholas Johnson from Seattle Parks and Recreation, a Board-Certified Master Arborist/Qualified Tree Risk Assessor.
For more information please visit this link on the Seattle Parks and Recreation website.