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Interbay Work Party
Saturday, March 31
9 am – 12 pm
Meet at traffic triangle at W Emerson Pl and 21st Ave W outside Caffe Appassionato [map]
Let’s give this landscape a little love! We will continue remove aggressive ivy and bindweed that threatens the lovely trees in this landscape. Join friends and neighbors to spend the morning revitalizing the neighborhood.
South Lake Union Tree Walk
Saturday, April 7
10 - 11 am
Meet on stairs between Whole Foods and Bank of America [map]
Come spend your spring morning with Tree Ambassador Elizabeth as she takes you through the South Lake Union neighborhood. She will discuss the important of trees in urban landscapes and how trees bring out the beauty in urban settings.
Volunteer Arborist Tree Pruning Day
Wednesday, April 11
11 am – 12:30 pm
Georgetown Playfield, 750 S Homer St
Professional certified arborists from 10 local tree care companies, organized by PlantAmnesty, are volunteering their time and skills to give back to their community by caring for the trees at Georgetown Playfield. Come see them at work. City of Seattle arborists will be on hand to answer questions about professional tree climbing, pruning, and arborist career paths. We will have some climbing equipment if you want to experience the rigor of strapping into a harness to safely climb large trees (but without leaving the ground!). This is a great event for young kids or anyone else fascinated by tree climbing or interested in arborist careers. Free.
Georgetown Work Party
Sunday, April 15
Airport Way S and Corson Ave S
Meet at All City Coffee: 1205 S Vale St [map]
Tree Ambassadors is partnering with the spring Georgetown Neighborhood Cleanup to help beautify the Georgetown neighborhood and protect its legacy trees. Help us banish weeds for good from our stewardship site as we work to remove the final patch of ivy from this landscape. Left untouched, this will grow up the many oaks growing there, and threaten the integrity of these beloved trees.
Please come prepared with weather appropriate clothes, close-toed shoes, and a water bottle. We will provide coffee, snacks, gloves, tools and training. No experience necessary! We will be meeting at All City Coffee before walking over to the site. Go to this event page for more information about the Georgetown Neighborhood Cleanup and let us know you are coming.
Jackson Park Tree Hike (Segment 3)
Saturday, April 21
10am – 12pm
Meet at entrance to Jackson Park Parking lot (NE 135th St & 11th Ave NE) [map]
Start Earth Day early by coming out Saturday morning with Tree Ambassadors Vinnie and Rosyln as they take you through another Jackson Park Tree Hike! Come learn about the different bark textures and characteristics that trees have as well as their benefits.
Luna Park Earth Day Work Party
Earth Day: Sunday, April 22
9 – 11:30 am
Meet across the street from the Luna Park Café (2918 SW Avalon Way) [map]
Celebrate Earth Day this year by rolling up your sleeves and volunteering to support Seattle’s urban forest! We will be removing the aggressive weeds that threaten young trees at this West Seattle gateway. Volunteers planted western redcedars at this site last year and we need your help to make sure they grow nice and tall.
Please come prepared with weather-appropriate clothes, close-toed shoes, and a water bottle. We will provide coffee, snacks, gloves, tools and training. No experience necessary!
Meadowbrook Pond Work Party
Saturday, April 28
9 am - 12 pm
Meet at the entrance to Meadowbrook Pond off the dead end of 36th Ave NE, south of NE 110th St [map]
Meadowbrook Pond is a beautiful community asset and home to numerous birds and other wildlife. But it needs your help! Tree Ambassador Adam will be leading volunteers to remove the aggressive weeds threatening the trees and other healthy vegetation around the pond. Tools and gloves will be provided.
Phinney Ridge Work Party
Saturday, May 12
9am - 12pm
Meet at Phinney Ave N & N 50th St triangle [map]
This triangle is home to some lovely trees - let's protect them! Come join the fun and help us stop the spread of blackberry and ivy, tidy up the landscape, save some trees, and make this landscape a prettier and safer space for the neighborhood. Please bring water, sturdy shoes, and wear long pants. We will provide tools, gloves, instruction, and snacks.
Questions? Email TreeAmbassador@seattle.gov or call 206-615-1668.
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