Arbor Day Section
The City of Burien planted a tree in Shorewood Park for Arbor Day, as well as to honor longtime volunteer Fred Henzi on Wednesday, April 10…
The City of Burien will be holding a commemorative Arbor Day tree planting at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, April 10 at Shorewood Park, located at 11830 28th Ave. SW. “Parks staff will plant a Shore Pine,”... [Read more]
The City of Burien commemorated both Arbor Day and Earth Day on Wednesday morning (April 11) with a ceremony and tree planting at Puget Sound Park. Burien Parks staff gathered, along with a handful of... [Read more]
Under rainy skies, the City of Burien celebrated Arbor Day with a ceremony at Seahurst Park this morning (April 13). The event emphasized the importance of urban forests like that found in the park, and... [Read more]
Burien Parks will be celebrating the dedication of the newly-renovated Mathison Park, along with Arbor Day on Tuesday, April 13th beginning at 10am. Since August 2009, the park has been undergoing some... [Read more]
An Editorial by Jim Branson
On Arbor Day, the City of Burien called our attention to the beauty and value of trees by planting a dogwood in Dottie Harper Park.
This is commendable, and if it inspires people to plant appropriate trees in their own yards, it could have some long-term benefit.
We might also benefit by paying attention to the trees weâ€™ve lost. In recent years, Burien has lost hundreds of trees, a few here, one there, a dozen more over here. These trees fall silently, when we donâ€™t pay attention, and one might not even be aware of the gradual loss of canopy if no one takes the time to notice the missing trees. Ideally, the City of Burien should have an inventory of its trees, with notes on their health, so we can know if we are successful in being a Tree City U. S. A., as we were designated 7 years ago. This would take a coordinated effort involving arborists, but we can start by cataloguing the trees we have lost recently…
Photos and Story by Janet Grella
A small group of people from the Burien Arts, city and Parks communities, as well as friends of the late Dottie Harper gathered on Wednesday in Dottie Harper Park to plant a commemorative tree in Dottie’s honor.
By proclamation of the city council, Mayor Joan McGilton proclaimed April 8th as Arbor Day in Burien. She also shared a story about Dottie and said from the parks to the arts:
“Dottie made it happen in Burien”…
by Gina Bourdage Here are notes from Monday night’s (April 6th) Burien City Council meeting (link to PDF agenda here): LEVY SUPPORTS VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES: A recent survey found that 50% of... [Read more]
Wednesday, April 8th is Arbor Day, and the city of Burien’s Parks and Recreation Department will be celebrating it at Dottie Harper Park with a special tree planting in honor of the day and in memory... [Read more]
Burien Parks & Recreation celebrated Arbor Day with the dedication and planting of a Pacific Dogwood at the trailhead of Shorewood Park. Mayor Joan McGilton, Parks Board Chair Jean Spohn and Parks... [Read more]