Phinney Avenue N parking restricted for tree pruning this week

To keep the trees strong and the sight lines clear, Department of Transportation Urban Forestry crews will prune trees along the east side of Phinney Avenue N between N 61st and N 64th streets for the next three days, March 26 to 28. To complete the work, street parking on the east side of the road along those blocks will be temporarily restricted.

The parking restrictions will be in place from 7 a.m. to 3p.m. each day while crews are pruning the trees.

The trees along the east side of Phinney Avenue North are larger than those on the west side, and are blocking sight lines and growing too near existing structures.

Proper pruning improves the structure of trees. Seattle Department of Transportation Urban Forestry crews prune approximately 3,000 trees every year in the city while also responding to emergencies and planting up to 800 trees annually.

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