UPDATE: Tree down on 48th SW

12:02 PM: Thanks to Jason Enevoldsen for the photo and tip. A tree has toppled onto 48th SW, uphill from Lowman Beach. This has happened multiple times before on that stretch of tree-lined street. SDOT was being dispatched last we heard so it might not be blocked for long.

1:47 PM: Thanks to Deb Barker for the photo – as of a little while ago, the work continued.

9 Replies to "UPDATE: Tree down on 48th SW"

  • Lola September 28, 2023 (1:13 pm)

    Are these trees on both sides on Private property or is the City supposed to take care of them?  I have always wondered as some seem very Precariously perched on the hillside. 

    • Niko September 28, 2023 (4:12 pm)

      It’s my knowledge it’s city property But the city doesn’t really care much about trees nor does the parks department or they would do something about the invasive ivy choking out and killing trees

      • Lola September 29, 2023 (8:05 am)

        Maybe I need to start doing the Find It Fix it app again for the Vegatation that is so overgrown.  I did the find it fix it app for the 4th Ave. Exit that is right across the street from Seattle City Light.  That Butterfly Bush was growing into the far left lane and you could not be in it to make the left hand turn onto 4th Ave.  I was surprised at how fast they came out to trim it back as the lane is now usable again.  

  • Deb Barker September 28, 2023 (1:24 pm)

    48th SW is closed south of SW Eddy. Possibly to Holly??SDOT advised no walking down there. 

    • WSB September 28, 2023 (1:46 pm)

      Thank you for the update. Adding the pic you sent.

  • Kbota September 28, 2023 (3:11 pm)

    I have seen trees fall there for seemingly no reason on a summer day.  Add water and wind and that road is like running the gauntlet.  A tree may fall at any time.

  • Walker September 28, 2023 (5:06 pm)

    Agreed. It would be good to know who owns these trees and who is responsible for any damage they cause. The trees are visibly at risk (brown sections, covered in ivy). Trees have fallen recently and it seems there are always a few more trees not far behind. I’m sure I’m not the only one who thinks about this while walking 48th.  I pick up my pace or cross the street to avoid some of the browner sections/branches. 

  • Hadlie1 September 28, 2023 (5:19 pm)

    It’s all cleaned up carted off and re-opened as of 45 minutes ago

    • WSB September 28, 2023 (5:27 pm)


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