Community and Port volunteers planting native trees and shrubs north of Sea-Tac’s runways, Jan. 26 2019. Submitted photo.

Community and Port volunteers planting native trees and shrubs north of Sea-Tac’s runways, Jan. 26 2019. Submitted photo.

Port of Seattle Community Tree Planting Work Party in SeaTac

Community members ended up planting 120 trees in SeaTac to a site that was previously taken over by invasive blackberry and ivy plants.

  • Friday, February 1, 2019 10:50am
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The following is a press release from the Port of Seattle.

The Port of Seattle hosted a Community Tree Planting Work Party in SeaTac to plant 180 trees at a site previously overtaken by invasive blackberry and ivy as part of the restoration of airport lands.

Close to 50 community members participated in this event and ended up planting about 120 trees along with shrubbery.

The event took place on Saturday, Jan. 26 from 9:30 a.m. to noon with participants meeting at the PacWest Little League fields parking lot at 14649 16th Ave S. in SeaTac.

Port of Seattle Commissioner Fred Felleman was on hand to engage with community members invested in urban forests and land stewardship.

Forterra attended to share information about the Green Cities Partnership, which Forterra is leading, and the Port is funding for the cities of Burien, SeaTac and Des Moines.

The trees planted will increase native forest cover and convert understory from invasive blackberry to native vegetation.

For more information email Kate Hudson at hudson.k@portseattle.org or call 206-787-4362.

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