Know how many Heritage Trees Seattle has? 30? 72? 111? Nope! Seattle boasts 221 Heritage Trees! In fact, Seattle made the 2013 list of best cities for urban forests. Heritage Trees are usually large individual trees or groves of trees that are considered to be irreplaceable due to various criteria such as their size, age, rarity, or simply their aesthetic value. Singapore and England both have active Heritage Tree programs. Oregon was the first United States state to adopt a program.
So where in Seattle would you find these 221 trees? Join Machiko on Saturday, June 15 at 1 p.m. at Hunter Tree Farm (Corner of NE 80th St & 35th Ave NE) to explore some of the finer specimens. The easy 10mph pace and short distance of 8 miles will allow plenty of time to explore and admire. You may even want to bring along a sketch pad and pencil or crayon for a few leaf rubbings.
A steady rain will cancel this ride. If you have other questions contact email Machiko or call co-leader Sander at (206) 455-5810.