Rest in pieces, er peace, Volunteer Park tree #399-176094. You will be missed.Monday, a Seattle Parks crew responded “after hours” to remove the 40-foot, “actively failing” fir tree that was reported leaning over the road inside Volunteer Park.
The 24-inch-trunked white fir started to fall because its roots failed, the tree folks say. The crew observed two likely contributing factors while at the scene. Tree #399-176094 had an unbalanced canopy, and limited space for its root system. Let that be a lesson for us all.
Meanwhile, work continues in the park on the $54M overhaul of the Seattle Asian Art Museum.