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Rescheduled: Bus Shelter Removal on NE 45th St near 42nd Ave NE

The work to remove the bus shelter has been rescheduled and will now begin on Monday, Dec. 9. Crews will demolish the westbound bus shelter on NE 45th St near 42nd Ave NE. The shelter is owned by Seattle Children’s and is located on the north side of the NE 45th St. The Metro bus stop will remain, only the shelter is being removed. Work will occur during daytime hours and will be ongoing for a week. Demolition of the concrete pad the shelter sits on will be noisy at times. Once the shelter is removed, the area will be replanted and blended with the surrounding landscaping. Metro Route 78 riders should use the existing westbound bus stop further up the hill on NE 45th St during this work.


Pruning and Tree Removal on Saturday, Nov. 16

On Saturday, Nov. 16, Bartlett Tree Experts will remove two hazardous trees on NE 45th St. They will also be removing three trees on the interior of the Hospital Campus as well as trimming around lights on Penny Drive. Chainsaws and a chipper will be used, which will generate noise. The work will begin at 9 a.m. and is expected to last until 4 p.m.

Contact Lisa King at 206-510-8481 if you have questions.


Vegetation Pruning and Removal Along 45th Avenue on March 29

On Friday, March 29, Bartlett Tree Experts will prune and remove some dying arborvitaes along 45th Avenue NE. Chainsaws and chippers will be used, which will generate noise. The work will begin at 9 a.m. and is expected to last until 3 p.m.

Contact Lisa King at 206-510-8481 if you have questions.


Vegetation Pruning and Removal Along 45th Avenue on March 6

On Wednesday, March 6, Bartlett Tree Experts will prune and remove some dying arborvitaes along 45th Avenue NE. Chainsaws and chippers will be used, which will generate noise. The work will begin at 9 a.m. and is expected to last until 3 p.m.

Contact Lisa King at 206-510-8481 if you have questions.


Tree Pruning at Hospital on Feb. 15

The recent snow storm damaged some vegetation at Seattle Children’s hospital campus. On Friday, Feb. 15, Bartlett Tree Experts is scheduled to prune damaged trees along the perimeter of Children’s property at the following locations:

  • On 45th Avenue NE near the intersection with NE 45th Street
  • On NE 45th Street near the Metro bus turnaround exit

The crew will use chainsaws and chippers, which will generate noise. The pruning will begin at 9 a.m., though the crew may arrive earlier to set up equipment.

Contact Lisa King at 206-510-8481 if you have questions.


Tree Pruning Along Sand Point Way on Feb. 6

On Feb. 6, Bartlett Tree Experts will prune trees along Sand Point Way NE between Springbrook Professional Center and the former Wells Fargo building (at the corner of 40th Avenue NE and Sand Point Way). The pruning will make Seattle Children’s Emergency Department sign more visible to motorists.

This work will take place from 8 a.m. to noon. The sidewalk will be closed in the work vicinity during those hours. Chainsaws and chippers will be used, which will generate noise. Contact Lisa King at 206-510-8481 if you have questions.


Tree Pruning at Hospital Campus on Jan. 4

On Friday, Jan. 4, Bartlett Tree Experts will prune trees on the south side of NE 50th Street. Bartlett will “limb up” trees along the sidewalk to provide 14 feet of vertical clearance above the road and sidewalk. Chainsaws and wood chippers will be used, which will generate noise, and the sidewalk on the south side of 50th Street will be blocked. This work will occur between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Contact Lisa King at 206-510-8481 if you have questions.


Tree Removal at Hospital, Sept. 17 to Sept. 19; Parking Restrictions Sept. 17

Bartlett Tree Experts will remove some large trees around the perimeter of the hospital campus from Sept. 17 to Sept. 19. The work will proceed as follows:

  • Monday, Sept. 17: Crews will remove two trees at the Metro route 78 bus stop and turnaround on the southeast corner of the hospital campus. The stop (number 29091) and turnaround will be closed while the trees are removed. Metro will reroute bus 78 that day along 45th Avenue NE and 46th Avenue NE to serve as a temporary turnaround. To accommodate buses, no parking will be allowed on the east side of 45th Avenue and along both sides of 46th Avenue near the intersection with NE 47th Street that day. National Barricade will place “no parking” signs on Friday, Sept. 14 with the date and time of the parking restriction.
  • Tuesday, Sept. 18: Crews will remove one tree at the southwest corner of the hospital campus, near the intersection of 40th Avenue NE and NE 45th Street. Crews will also prune two trees near Sand Point Way south of Penny Drive. No traffic or parking disruptions are anticipated.
  • Wednesday, Sept. 19: Crews will remove three trees on the south side of NE 47th Street between 44th Avenue NE and 45th Avenue NE. Bartlett Tree Experts will park their boom truck on NE 47th Street to access the trees. No traffic or parking disruptions are anticipated.

This work will include noise from chainsaws and chippers. The tree removal will take place each day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Please call 206-987-8000 or email construction@seattlechildrens.org with questions.


Potentially toxic algae reported at Magnuson Park Dog Beach—keep your pets away until further notice

DogOn Thursday, Seattle Parks and Recreation was notified about a blue-green algae present at the Magnuson Park Dog Beach. The algae substance is currently being testing by the Washington Department of Ecology to determine if it is toxic.

Until this issue is resolved, it is very important to keep your pets away from the dog beach and the water. Algal blooms that are toxic can poison animals, wildlife, and people. Read full post »


Saving Trees is Second Nature

A tree is a terrible thing to waste. Jeff Hughes, grounds and sustainability manager at Seattle Children’s, is constantly saving or recycling trees displaced by construction around our campus. The latest example: six trees that must be removed from the median on Sand Pont Way NE near 40th Avenue NE where we’re installing a new traffic light and bike/pedestrian crossing. 

Hughes will dig up three cedar trees and replant them in a nearby site on our campus. Three pin oaks, which wouldn’t survive being transplanted, will be cut down but their wood will be saved to create benches.  Read full post »