City of Shoreline embarks on improving urban forestry health

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

15th NE
From Google Earth screenshot
As part of the City’s ongoing maintenance of its urban forest, the City will conduct structural pruning of trees along the 15th Ave NE corridor in North City.

The work will begin in November and continue through mid-December.

Structural pruning will correct structural deficiencies, remove dead or dying branches, and improve the overall health of the existing street trees located in the rights of way.

In addition to addressing the health of the trees, pruning will also improve sightlines for automobiles, pedestrians, and traffic control systems, such as streetlights, stops signs, and cross walks. Pruning will also lift the tree canopy to approximately 15 feet in height to provide pedestrian clearance.

In all, eighty-four trees will be part of this urban forestry maintenance undertaking. The city has contracted with Best Tree Service to carry out the pruning. Learn more about the City’s Urban Forest Strategic Plan here.


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