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Boy Scout Troop #392’s Christmas Tree Recycling will be Dec. 29 & Jan. 5

Boy Scout Troop #392’s Christmas Tree Recycling will be Dec. 29 & Jan. 5

Boy Scout Troop #392 will again be holding its annual Christmas Tree Recycling Event at John Knox Presbyterian Church on two Saturdays: Saturday, Dec. 29 Saturday, Jan. 5 Both events will run from 9... [Read more]

Trees will be given away FREE at this Thursday’s Burien Farmers Market

Trees will be given away FREE at this Thursday’s Burien Farmers Market

Weed Warriors and the “Making Burien Awesome” program have more trees to give away to Burien residents for FREE this Thursday only, Oct. 18, at the Burien Farmer’s Market. The FREE tree giveaway... [Read more]

SoCo Culture’s ‘Engaging Trees’ Speaker Series kicks off tonight in Des Moines

SoCo Culture’s ‘Engaging Trees’ Speaker Series kicks off tonight in Des Moines

SoCo Culture’s Engaging Trees Speaker Series, which explores the vital role of trees in our lives begins TONIGHT – Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018 – in Des Moines. This free event will include a panel... [Read more]

Tree falls down onto SW 160th Street in Burien Thursday morning

Tree falls down onto SW 160th Street in Burien Thursday morning

Story & Photos by Joe Moldovan Thursday morning (March 2) around 9 a.m., a large old tree fell down across SW 160th Street near 8th Ave SW (map below) in Burien. Police quickly responded by closing... [Read more]

PHOTOS: Santa arrives by fire truck, kids sing carols & Burien’s tree is lit!

PHOTOS: Santa arrives by fire truck, kids sing carols & Burien’s tree is lit!

Photos by Kelsey Par Local school kids from St. Francis sang carols, Santa arrived on a bright red fire truck, and Burien’s Christmas Tree was lit on Wednesday night, Dec. 7, at Economy... [Read more]

‘Tribute to a Fallen Giant’ – an homage to a fallen tree at Camp Waskowitz

‘Tribute to a Fallen Giant’ – an homage to a fallen tree at Camp Waskowitz

By Kent Horton As far back as I can remember I have had a “thing” for big trees. Perhaps it comes from visiting my grandparents’ farm in tiny, tiny Neosho Rapids, Kansas, where they had a big ol’... [Read more]

Sponsored Post Burien Tree Lighting Ceremony will be Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Economy Wiring

Burien Tree Lighting Ceremony will be Wednesday, Dec. 2 at Economy Wiring

Enjoy the Annual Tree Lighting at Economy Wiring this coming Wednesday, Dec. 2! It’s that time of year again – the Burien Tree Lighting Festival ceremony – will begin at 5:30 p.m. this Wednesday,... [Read more]

UPDATE: Here’s the latest news on Burien’s endangered, historic Cherry Tree

UPDATE: Here’s the latest news on Burien’s endangered, historic Cherry Tree

Over the past few weeks, a group that has been trying to save an historic Akebono Cherry Tree located at the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 144th Street has met with three Burien City Councilmembers. The... [Read more]

Residents trying to raise money to save Cherry Tree near City Light substation

Residents trying to raise money to save Cherry Tree near City Light substation

An historic cherry tree that has stood for over 40 years near a former Seattle City Light substation at the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 144th in Burien is at the center of a grassroots fundraising... [Read more]

INTERN’S VIEW: A remote control is embedded in a tree at my school!

INTERN’S VIEW: A remote control is embedded in a tree at my school!

What the heck is an old remote control doing embedded in a tree? Click image to see larger version. Story & Photos by Sterling Paris Intern, Big Picture High School At my school – Big Picture High... [Read more]

Some upset about Cherry Tree removal due to City Light substation cleanup

Some upset about Cherry Tree removal due to City Light substation cleanup

  Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Some Burien residents are upset that an ornamental Cherry Tree located at the corner of Ambaum Blvd. SW and SW 144th Street will be removed soon, due... [Read more]

Waskowitz Big Tree Contest winner announced

Waskowitz Big Tree Contest winner announced

Marie O’Kelley stands by one of the winning Waskowitz trees that she and her brother planted in the 1960s. A tree planted by Mikeal Roose in 1962 was the winner in the Waskowitz Big Tree contest. The... [Read more]

Waskowitz ‘Biggest Tree’ contest goes through August; do you know of one?

Waskowitz ‘Biggest Tree’ contest goes through August; do you know of one?

Burien resident Kent Horton has a long history with Camp Waskowitz, the Highline School District’s outdoor education center located in North Bend. As a sixth grader in the Highline School District,... [Read more]

Historic Sequoia tree cut down

Historic Sequoia tree cut down

The historic Sequoia tree – which may have been over 100 years old – located in the former King Buffet lot at 137 SW 160th was cut down Monday, April 28. Here are before and after pics (click images... [Read more]

Demolition begins at old Herr site for new pharmacy; historic Sequoia to be cut

Demolition begins at old Herr site for new pharmacy; historic Sequoia to be cut

Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer Demolition has begun at the old Herr Lumber/King Buffet lots on SW 160th near First Ave South for a new, 16,882 square foot CVS Pharmacy. The main building of the new... [Read more]

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: A Secret Santa has decorated a Tree in Burien

B-TOWN UNDERCOVER: A Secret Santa has decorated a Tree in Burien

by Shawn Underwood There is a secret Santa in Burien, more specifically near the hairpin turn at Maplewild Ave SW and SW 156th Street. Maybe Secret Santa (SS) is in cahoots with the shell fairy? For those... [Read more]

Giant Oak chases down, nearly hits Seahurst Musician David Templeton

Giant Oak chases down, nearly hits Seahurst Musician David Templeton

On Saturday Seahurst Musician David Templeton found out first-hand – if a tree falls in the forest and you’re there to outrun it, does anyone hear it? Here’s David’s story in his own... [Read more]

Ever feel like you’re being watched in Seahurst Park? You are – by a Tree!

Ever feel like you’re being watched in Seahurst Park? You are – by a Tree!

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Thanks to Crystal D. German for the news tip for this story!] Story & Photos by Scott Schaefer If you’ve ever felt like you’re being watched while walking through... [Read more]

Sponsored Post New Advertiser Crimson Park Design Selling Furniture Made from Local Trees

New Advertiser Crimson Park Design Selling Furniture Made from Local Trees

On January 20, 2012. a major wind and ice storm swept the Northwest and downed a large number of trees, power lines, etc. A few of the trees gave way to the weight of ice and force of wind here in Burien. New... [Read more]