The Park

If a Tree Falls in Green Lake

May 27, 2014 7:31am

tree maintenance

Did you know that when a tree falls or has to be destroyed around Green Lake park two replace it? While it sounds oddly philosophical, it’s actually a tree policy for the City of Seattle.

You may see signs on some of the trees around the park, like the one above.
According to the Seattle Parks Department, tree maintenance at Green Lake is ongoing and is prioritized by risk level. Trees with signs attached are slated for removal because they have either been deemed a risk to property or visitor safety.

Because Seattle Parks does not have the resources to do annual routine maintenance on every tree in the park, a “tree crew” reviews areas with heavy traffic and Green Lake is high on that list.