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Tree Work Sept. 20 to 22 at Multiple Sites

On Wednesday, Sept. 20, through Friday, Sept. 22, Bartlett Tree Experts will prune trees at Seattle Children’s hospital campus, Sand Point Learning Center and Seattle Children’s Magnuson Clinic. The work at the hospital campus will take place on Sept. 20, and the work at the other two sites will take place on Sept. 21 and Sept 22. Work includes pruning off large dead branches, pruning for light and building clearance, and removal of four failing willows. The work will be completed from within each property, with the exception of removal of dead branches from a large Leland cypress along NE 50th Street across from Sand Point Place NE. For that tree, there will be “no parking” signs placed along the road prior to the work to ensure safety and access, and the sidewalk below the tree will be closed for the duration of the work. Neighbors may hear noise from chainsaws and chippers between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. If you have questions, please contact Meghan Fuller, manager of Grounds Maintenance, at [email protected].


Mulch Placement at Hospital Campus, Sept. 19 and 20

On Tuesday, Sept. 19, and Wednesday, Sept. 20, Pacific Topsoils will place mulch at the Seattle Children’s hospital campus east of the Ocean parking garage. The mulch will be placed using a blower truck, which will park on the west side of 45th Avenue NE. Although the truck will block the southbound travel lane, vehicles will still have room to drive past. The blower truck will generate noise, and the mulch will generate some odors. If conditions are dry, the mulch placement could also create some dust. This work will occur from 9 a.m. to approximately 4:30 p.m. If you have questions, please contact Meghan Fuller, manager of Grounds Maintenance, at [email protected].


Emergency Tree Work at Hospital Campus, Aug. 31

On Thursday, Aug. 31, Bartlett Tree Experts will do some emergency tree work on 44th Ave NE along the eastern boundary of the hospital campus. Bartlett will remove two large branches on a crabapple tree that recently broke and are laying on the fence, as well as on neighboring trees and shrubs. The work is expected to take one to two hours and will start in the late morning or early afternoon. Neighbors may hear noise from chainsaws and chippers. If you have questions, please contact Meghan Fuller, manager of Grounds Maintenance, at [email protected].


Updated: Ocean Garage Paint Restriping

The Ocean Garage at the hospital campus will be pressure washed and restriped starting Aug. 23 and lasting until Sept. 17. This project will involve evening and weekend work. One level will be pressure washed and restriped per weekend and will be closed to parking.

Pressure washing will occur as follows:

  • 6 p.m. Aug. 23 to 1 a.m. Aug. 24
  • Sept. 1 from 3 to 10 p.m.
  • Sept. 8 start time TBD, completion by 10 p.m.
  • Sept. 15 start time TBD, completion by 10 p.m.

Neighbors may hear moderate noise from pressure washers and gas-powered vacuums; muffler systems will be attached to the vacuums to reduce noise.

Paint restriping will occur as follows:

  • Aug. 24 and 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sept. 2 and 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sept. 9 and 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sept. 16 and 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Gas-powered striping machines will be used. Only minimal odors are anticipated.

Dates are subject to change depending on weather conditions.

Please contact Jeannie Libsack at 206-884-2864 with questions.


Ocean Garage Paint Restriping

The Ocean Garage at the hospital campus will be pressure washed and restriped starting Aug. 23 and lasting until Sept. 17. This project will involve evening and weekend work. One level will be pressure washed and restriped per weekend and will be closed to parking.

Pressure washing will occur as follows:

  • 6 p.m. Aug. 23 to 1 a.m. Aug. 24
  • 6 p.m. Sept. 1 to 1 a.m. Sept. 2
  • 6 p.m. Sept. 8 to 1 a.m. Sept.9
  • 6 p.m. Sept. 15 to 1 a.m. Sept. 16.

Neighbors may hear moderate noise from pressure washers and gas-powered vacuums; muffler systems will be attached to the vacuums to reduce noise.

Paint restriping will occur as follows:

  • Aug. 24 and 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sept. 2 and 3 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sept. 9 and 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Sept. 16 and 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Gas-powered striping machines will be used. Only minimal odors are anticipated.

Dates are subject to change depending on weather conditions.

Please contact Jeannie Libsack at 206-884-2864 with questions.


Tree Work at Hospital Campus July 31 to Aug. 4

On Monday, July 31, through Friday, Aug. 4, Bartlett Tree Experts will prune a number of trees throughout Seattle Children’s hospital campus. Work includes pruning for light, vehicle, pedestrian and building clearance; removal of dead limbs; failing or dead trees; and pruning to reduce weight on leaning trees. The majority of work will be completed from within campus, but some work will occur on trees along NE 45th Street, Sand Point Way, and NE 50th Street. Neighbors may hear noise from chainsaws and chippers between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. The downhill (north) lane of NE 45th Street will be blocked for several hours the morning of Thursday, Aug. 3, with traffic management provided by Traffic Control Services.

If you have questions, please contact Meghan Fuller, manager of Grounds Maintenance, at [email protected].


Roof Replacement on Mountain Building

Starting July 17 and continuing through Oct. 31, a roof replacement project will be happening on the Mountain buildings at the hospital campus. After preparation and staging work starting in mid-June, the roofing work will happen at night during the hours of 6 p.m. to 6 a.m. (Sunday to Thursday, and occasional Fridays and/or Saturdays). A noise variance was obtained from the City of Seattle for this work. Nighttime lighting will be directed downward and focused only on the work area for any specific night.

The Mountain building sits lower than the other surrounding buildings on campus, so noise and lighting should not be noticeable to neighbors during this work. Odors from the torch-applied roofing process can be expected during the work. There will be occasional crane and/or boom trucks near the Mountain loading dock to load/unload materials to the rooftop.

Questions? [email protected]


Upcoming Electrical Work by City Will Shut Off Power to Parking Garages

From Friday, June 30, through Sunday, July 2, the electrical panel that serves Children’s staff parking lots 1, 2, 3 and 4b will be updated. Seattle City Light will be disconnecting the meter and power will be shut off in Lots 1 through 4 during this time. The garage lights will be out and the garages will be darker than normal. To help mitigate the dark conditions and allow staff to travel safely to and from their vehicles, generators will power temporary lighting at each parking level when it is dark outside. The lighting will be positioned down so as to not shine light toward neighbors. Seattle City Light will have two trucks working near the electrical meter at Sand Point Way NE and NE 50th Street. This work is being completed this time of year to take advantage of maximum daylight. For questions, please contact [email protected]


Seattle Children’s Earns Tree Campus Healthcare Recognition

Seattle Children’s has been recognized for the second consecutive year by Tree Campus Healthcare, an Arbor Day Foundation program that recognizes health institutions that make a community impact through tree planting, education and community engagement.

The distinction was awarded after Seattle Children’s developed a tree care plan, participated in a community forestry project, sponsored public awareness outreach and committed to financial investment in tree projects.

At Seattle Children’s, we know trees have proven health benefits and we’re proud to join healthcare facilities across the country who are leading the way to advance human health and wellness through participation in this program.

We are deeply grateful for the work done by our Grounds Maintenance team to manage our campus landscape and oversee this project.


Tree Work at the Hospital Campus Feb. 22 to 24

On Wednesday, Feb. 22, through Friday, Feb. 24,  Bartlett Tree Experts will prune a number of trees throughout Seattle Children’s hospital campus. Work includes pruning for light, vehicle, and signage clearance, removal of dead limbs, two weed trees, and two failing trees, and structural pruning to reduce future issues. The majority of work will be completed from within campus, with the exception of some pruning along the sidewalk of NE 40th St, near the intersection with Sand Point Way NE. Neighbors may hear noise from chainsaws and chippers between 9 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. If you have questions, please contact Meghan Fuller, manager of Grounds Maintenance, at 206-307-6687.