Trees in LFP - winter prep, removal for power lines and new construction

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Tree across communication lines
2400 Block Perkins Way
Photo courtesy City of Lake Forest Park

Lake Forest Park Public Works and the LFP Police Department responded to a tree across communication lines in the 2400 block of Perkins Way on Monday October, 21, 2019. 

Outside tree service was called to remove the tree from the lines. 

Trees trimmed on Perkins Way NE
Photo courtesy City of Lake Forest Park

In February’s weather events, a number of trees came down on Perkins Way NE. As a proactive risk management measure the City contracted with an arborist to trim a number of trees that were damaged by the weather events.

PSE to remove 20 trees along portions of NE 193rd St and 55th Ave NE
Graphic courtesy City of Lake Forest Park

Two tree removal projects scheduled

Puget Sound Energy (PSE) has been issued a Utility Forest Management Permit in conjunction with a ROW Permit to install new “tree wire” along portions of NE 193rd St and 55th Ave NE. They will be removing 20 trees that are too tall for the under-wire zone.They will also be trimming overhanging branches. Nine of the trees are in the ROW and 11 are on private property.The exact date that the work will commence is not known. '

Lake Forest Park Water District is constructing a new pump house at 18460 47th Pl NE and will begin prepping the site this month. The District has a permit to remove 12 trees. Tree removal is currently scheduled to occur on November 13, 14, and 15, 2019.


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