Port of Seattle holding Community Meeting on tree removal Tuesday, Nov. 1


The Port of Seattle will be holding a Community Meeting and Open House on the Flight Corridor Safety Program – intended to remove around 2,800 trees at and around Sea-Tac Airport – on Tuesday, Nov. 1, from 6 – 8:30 p.m. at Bow Lake Elementary in SeaTac.

Removal and replanting of the trees will ensure Sea-Tac complies with all Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) regulations protecting approach and departure surfaces into and out of the airport.

The Community Meeting and Open House will provide airport communities with additional details about the program, including information stations with subject matter experts and an opportunity to offer questions and comments to Port of Seattle Commissioners.

More than 4,000 native, low-height trees will be planted by the Port in the first phase of the three year program to replace approximately 1,200 trees on Port property. The Flight Corridor Safety Program is divided into phases for trees on Port properties, publicly owned and commercial properties, and residential properties.

Overall, the program has identified approximately 2,800 trees to be removed in the three phases based on location: 1,200 trees on Port property, 1,400 on publicly owned or commercial properties (about 1,200 on Washington State Department of Transportation property, many on land set aside for future Hwy 509 expansion), and an estimated 180 on residential properties. Trees on residential properties will not be affected until 2018. Each resident will be contacted and offered a number of alternatives to choose from to best meet their needs.

For more information and Frequently Asked Questions on the program, visit the project webpage here or visit www.portseattle.org/safecorridor.


Event details:

WHAT: Port of Seattle Community Meeting on tree removal plan

WHEN: Tuesday, Nov. 1, 20166 to 8:30 p.m. – program begins at 7 p.m.

WHERE: Bow Lake Elementary School, 18237 42nd Ave S., SeaTac, WA.  map link

WHO: Port of Seattle Commissioners and Flight Safety Corridor Program project staff

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