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November 27, 2012 UPDATE: Hazardous trees on Jacobsen Road to be removed; Work now underway
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UPDATE 11:15AM Dec. 3
Asplundh Tree Expert Co. employees were up on lifts on Monday Dec. 3 to begin the process of removing 22 trees along Jacobsen Road SW. Kerry Castle, ISA Certified Arborist of Asplundh said they had until the rest of the year to complete the project but said they should be done by Thursday.

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Seattle Parks & Recreation has identified 22 hazardous Alder trees on Jacobsen Road SW and is hiring a contractor to remove them. The road meets Beach Drive SW at the south end of the Me-Kwa-Mooks natural area. All the trees identified have either dead tops, advanced decay, severe leans and/or compromised structure. All have been rated at 11 points out of 12 on the International Society of Arboriculture (ISA): hazard evaluation form, according to Dewey Potter, Parks Communication Manager.

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