Shoreline plants 62 new street trees

Saturday, October 17, 2020

Photos courtesy City of Shoreline

The City of Shoreline is in the process of planting 62 new street trees on the east side of Shoreline. The trees are Zelkova and Norwegian Sunset Maples, which are known for their fall colors. They are both suitable street trees that will help us maintain our urban tree canopy.

Funding for the trees came from fees collected in lieu of property owners replacing trees removed from their property.
The City’s tree code has tree replacement requirements. However, sometimes it is not always possible to replant trees on the same property. In such cases, property owners must pay a fee for each tree not replanted. 

The fee is dependent on the size of the tree to be replaced, but averages about $2,500. The City uses fees collected to purchase, plant, and maintain trees around the City. The City used $11,000 from the tree fund to purchase and plant the 62 new trees.


MIXXXMASTER October 17, 2020 at 7:33 PM  

Why do you plant trees that drop leaves and bust up the concrete after 10 years? Seems it's a feel good approach vs a thought process. All the tress down Aurora create a massive mess every year while blocking businesses signs in the spring and summer.

Anonymous,  October 18, 2020 at 9:21 AM  

We need more trees especially considering how many they cut down for the light rail.
Concrete damage is of no concern - concrete can easily be repaired.

Anonymous,  October 18, 2020 at 11:41 AM  

it's nice to hear about trees being planted. At the same time, it's too bad our city is letting our native trees like madronas be removed for development. One day, they'll be all gone and our community tree canopy will be no different than a shopping mall. Let the natives live.

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