Why weren’t native species selected?

Washington’s large native deciduous trees will not fit into the criteria that was developed when Parks is deciding on an appropriate tree for the Colby strip.  The criteria included:

  • Tree must have a behaved root system
  • Tree must still allow for good sight lines at intersections
  • Tree must be a large shade tree
  • Tree must be heat and drought tolerant
  • Tree must be resistant to disease and pest infestation
  • Leaves must not cause skin or lung irritation

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1. Why did the Parks Department create a Colby Avenue Tree Plan?
2. Are you planning on removing all the trees?
3. Why were trees removed in fall of 2020 and not the other trees along Colby Ave.?
4. What does remediate soils mean?
5. When will trees start to be removed?
6. Why doesn’t Parks just cut down all the trees and replant with new trees?
7. Why are the trees dead, dying or diseased along Colby Avenue?
8. If you take a tree down, are you going to plant a new tree in its place?
9. What trees are you planning to plant in place of the existing trees?
10. Why weren’t native species selected?
11. What surface would go underneath and between trees?
12. Why are only deciduous trees being planted instead of evergreen?