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September 20, 2016 City suing homeowners who illegally cut trees for $1.6 million
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ARTICLE DESCRIPTION:

The illegal tree cutting in the West Duwamish Greenbelt of West Seattle last spring has finally resulted in legal action by the City of Seattle. In a press release from Pete Holmes City Attorney he said the City of Seattle is suing the homeowners for $1.6 million in damages

From the office of Pete Holmes, Seattle City Attorney:

“Earlier this year, the City learned of unpermitted improper tree cutting on City property in West Seattle near the 3200 block of 35th Ave. SW. Today, the City filed two lawsuits, naming people the City believes were involved in the tree cutting. The property is in an environmentally critical area on a steep slope. Approximately 150 trees of varying sizes, including many big-leaf maples and Scouler’s willows, were felled.

“My office has been involved in the City’s response. We launched an investigation to assess the extent of damage and identify the responsible parties. To that end, we retained a consulting arborist to assess the damage and prepare a comprehensive restoration plan.

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