Arbor Day Section

City of Burien celebrates Arbor Day at Environmental Science Center Saturday

City of Burien celebrates Arbor Day at Environmental Science Center Saturday

Photos courtesy City of Burien The City of Burien’s Parks & Recreation Department celebrated Arbor Day on Saturday, April 22, with the Environmental Science Center staff, Burien Lions members... [Read more]

Arbor Day/Earth Day celebration & clean-up event at Seahurst Park Sat., April 22

Arbor Day/Earth Day celebration & clean-up event at Seahurst Park Sat., April 22

Mark your calendars for Saturday, April 22 for an Arbor Day/Earth Day celebration and clean-up event at Seahurst Park from 9 a.m. – Noon. “Join us for a park clean-up and a tree planting in... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Students from Burien’s Big Picture School plant trees on Arbor Day

PHOTOS: Students from Burien’s Big Picture School plant trees on Arbor Day

Students from Burien’s Highline’s Big Picture School helped plant three Vine Maple trees at Seahurst Park in honor of Arbor Day on Wednesday, April 13: Photos courtesy City of Burien Big Picture... [Read more]

City of Burien to celebrate Arbor Day on Wednesday, April 13 at Seahurst Park

City of Burien to celebrate Arbor Day on Wednesday, April 13 at Seahurst Park

The City of Burien will be celebrating Arbor Day on Wednesday, April 13, starting at 11 a.m. at Seahurst Park. The City will also be celebrating its 15th year as a member of ‘Tree City USA,’... [Read more]

Sylvester Middle School students help plant trees at Burien’s Arbor Day event

Sylvester Middle School students help plant trees at Burien’s Arbor Day event

Ben Thompson (left) and Nancy Tosta with ‘Tree City USA’ Flag. Sylvester Middle School students (left to right): Logan Lemieux, Jeremiah Harding, Brian Phuong, Joanne Robson and Mira Stemen. Deputy... [Read more]

Sylvester students will plant trees at Burien’s Arbor Day Celebration April 3

Sylvester students will plant trees at Burien’s Arbor Day Celebration April 3

All are invited to Lakeview Park at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, April 3 to celebrate the 143rd anniversary of Arbor Day and also acknowledge the City of Burien’s 14th year as a member of Tree City USA. A... [Read more]

PHOTOS: A tree is planted at Arbor Lake Park to celebrate Arbor Day

PHOTOS: A tree is planted at Arbor Lake Park to celebrate Arbor Day

On Tuesday (April 8), the City of Burien celebrated Arbor Day at Arbor Lake Park by planting a paper birch tree. The city also commemorated being named ‘Tree City USA’ for the 13th year. Local... [Read more]

City of Burien will celebrate Arbor Day at Arbor Lake Park Tuesday, April 8

City of Burien will celebrate Arbor Day at Arbor Lake Park Tuesday, April 8

The City of Burien will celebrate Arbor Day at Arbor Lake Park on Tuesday, April 8 starting at 11 a.m., and all are invited. “The city is celebrating the 142nd anniversary of Arbor Day and 13 years... [Read more]

City of Burien Plants Arbor Day Tree in Honor of Fred Henzi Wednesday

City of Burien Plants Arbor Day Tree in Honor of Fred Henzi Wednesday

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…

City of Burien Holding Commemorative Arbor Day Tree Planting on April 10

City of Burien Holding Commemorative Arbor Day Tree Planting on 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]

PHOTOS: City of Burien Celebrates Arbor & Earth Day at Puget Sound Park

PHOTOS: City of Burien Celebrates Arbor & Earth Day at Puget Sound Park

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]

PHOTOS: City Celebrates Arbor Day; Remembers Jay Powers

PHOTOS: City Celebrates Arbor Day; Remembers Jay Powers

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]

Renovated Mathison Park Dedication & Arbor Day Celebration Is April 13th

Renovated Mathison Park Dedication & Arbor Day Celebration Is April 13th

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]

OPINION: Is Burien Really Worthy Of Being A “Tree City”?

OPINION: Is Burien Really Worthy Of Being A “Tree City”?

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 we’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 don’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…

Burien Honors Arbor Day & Dottie Harper With Tree Planting

Burien Honors Arbor Day & Dottie Harper With Tree Planting

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”

Notes From Monday Night’s City Council Meeting

Notes From Monday Night’s City Council Meeting

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]

Plant A Tree For Arbor Day And Dottie Harper April 8th

Plant A Tree For Arbor Day And Dottie Harper April 8th

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 Celebrates Arbor Day With Tree Planting

Burien Parks Celebrates Arbor Day With Tree Planting

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]