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Hitt's Hill Vegetation Management Plan

 
Address: 5234 37th Ave S.
Urban Foresters:
Mark Mead (206) 684-4113 | Mark.Mead@seattle.gov
The purpose of the Vegetation Management Plan (VMP) is to provide a document that guides future vegetation restoration projects and vegetation maintenance activity at this limited development natural area in the Seattle Parks system.

Existing site conditions have been well documented by previous reports that are included in the appendix. The VMP seeks to identify, integrate, and prioritize projects that will direct the long term vegetation composition, and contribute to the return and rejuvenation of this site to a healthy ecology. The VMP will identify vegetation management zones and recommend plant communities appropriate to this setting. The report will also provide relevant information on invasive plant removal, and provide a list of further helpful resources.

» View entire Hitt's Hill VMP (PDF 530k)

2006 Hitt's Hill Project Priorities

Existing Area Vegetation Management Zone Priority Recommended Action Who can do the work, other special conditions

1

C-2 1

2
  • Investigate sign design options and bring to community
  • Seek funding source for desired signage
  • Parks UF /CE District Staff
  • Volunteers

2

C-1 1

3
  • Enhance plantings with a few
    larger conifers
  • Inspect rhododendron for insect damage agent
  • Volunteers/Contractor

  • Parks

3

C-2 1

1

1
  • Enhance understory vegetation on
    sloped area
  • Conifer root crowns buried, remove mulch at base of tree
  • Add 2 or 3, 2 to 3 man rocks and soil/fabric/plants
  • Volunteers/Contractor

  • Volunteers

  • Contractor (Design to Parks 1st)

4

C-1,
C-2,
D-1
on
east
boundary
1


1
  • Plant buffer understory plants at
    west 15-20 feet of west edge
    adjoining property
  • Revegetate throughout with native understory shrubs and groundcover, heavily mulch, plant C-1, C-2 summit tree species toward west and north edge, control grass.
  • Volunteers/Contractor

5

D-1 1
  • Selectively restore understory with appropriate shrubs and small trees (increase evergreen shrub component)
  • Volunteers/Contractor

6

D-1 3


2
  • Potential area to begin
    demonstration plant
    labeling/interpretation
  • Decrease width of side trail (north spur) with plantings
  • Volunteers


  • Natural Area Crew

8

D-1 2
  • Plant buffer understory within 15-20 feet of south property line
  • Volunteers

9

D-1 2
  • Supplemental plantings in bare areas, mulch, control grass
  • Volunteers

10

D-2 2
2
  • Treat invasive laurel
  • Plant area on top of rockery with kinnikinnick and other appropriate native groundcover to visually soften wall
  • Natural Area Crew
  • Volunteers

11

D-1 2



1


3



3
  • Trim blackberry away from
    establishing native plants and
    maintain blackberry-free five-foot
    buffer against fence
  • Demonstrate feathered approach
    to blackberry removal/native plant
    expansion on border of planting
  • Leave spur trail informal, logs may be left in place for 3 years to keep foot traffic away from new plantings.
  • Revisit trail construction after stewardship trails have served their purpose and are decommissioned
  • Volunteers/Natural
    Area Crew


  • Parks Urban Forester


  • Community meeting TBD

13

C-1 3
  • Remove remaining laurel hedge after screen of native vegetation develops
  • Neighbor

14

C-2 2
  • See Area 10 recommendation for rockery planting
 

15

D-2 2
2


2
  • Grade soil from rockery excavation
  • Plant for wildlife, no erosion control or rock features in this area, plant with tough buffer plantings.
  • Lincoln Log style barricade to limit encroachment
  • Contractor
  • Contractor/Volunteers


  • Parks CE District Staff

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Updated May 2, 2007
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