Tree falls on greenway in North Delridge

Thanks to those who have texted and emailed about that tree, toppled onto the northbound side of the 26th Avenue SW neighborhood greenway on the west side of Delridge Community Center. Neighbor Derek says the city has been notified, and notes that this isn’t the first to fall in that spot – another came down in May 2022. (Worth noting with wind in the forecast – if a tree falls onto a street or sidewalk, you can report it to SDOT at 206-684-ROAD, after-hours at 206-386-1218.)

3 Replies to "Tree falls on greenway in North Delridge"

  • derp January 8, 2024 (11:39 am)

    Wahoo, free fire wood…. 

  • 26er January 8, 2024 (8:32 pm)

    Can anyone please tell me how to file a complaint to the city about this? This is the 3rd huge tree to fall onto 26th in the last 4 years. It’s ridiculous that the city isn’t cutting these down. They are unsafe! They are literally growing sideways. This is a main walkway that people, kids and dogs walk all day long. This tree could have killed someone. Something needs to be done. Myself and my neighbors on 26th feel helpless. 

    • Erik January 9, 2024 (9:16 am)

      I believe the City has arborists on staff – try searching their website. It’s unlikely that the trees are sick – it’s the water-saturated ground. But an arborist should be able to assess the remaining trees in the context of the slope, rains, drainage, and past downed trees nearby, and may determine that some action is warranted. In the meantime, for a little peace of mind, you can stick to the west side of the street when there’s been a lot of rain. :-)

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