Category Archives: trees

Seattle Spring Season Plant Tours

Arthur Lee Jacobson is a Seattle resident with a life-long passion for plants.  He writes, teaches, and does hands-on gardening work for individuals and businesses.  As the season turns to spring, Mr. Jacobson leads walking tours of Seattle’s trees and … Continue reading

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Autumn Leaves

The Wedgwood neighborhood of northeast Seattle, renowned for its beautiful trees, is a wonderland of color during the autumn season.  The flame ash street trees have turned crimson in October-November.  The street trees extend along 35th Ave NE beginning at NE … Continue reading

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A Tree in Montlake

Reblogged from Montlake.net/flyer/:  Seattle’s renowned tree expert Arthur Lee Jacobson has written about a fallen cherry tree near the Montlake Community Center at 1618 E. Calhoun Street, on the south side of the Lake Washington Ship Canal. Mr. Jacobson alerts … Continue reading

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Street Trees on 35th Ave NE

The neighborhoods of Wedgwood and Meadowbrook in northeast Seattle enjoy a beautiful drive along the main arterial, 35th Ave NE, under the canopy of Flame Ash trees.  These street trees were planted between 1965 to 1972 as part of Urban Forestry of … Continue reading

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Houses in Wedgwood: from Craftsman to Balch

All of Wedgwood didn’t come within the Seattle City limits until 1954, and up until that time the neighborhood retained its rural character. Wedgwood was thinly populated and there were many vacant lots whose owners were holding land as an investment.  Many … Continue reading

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A Tree in Wedgwood History

If only trees could talk!   If they could, Wedgwood’s trees might tell tales of life in the neighborhood in the past one hundred years or more. The bigleaf maple at 3158 NE 81st Street is a tree which might have a … Continue reading

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Wedgwood’s Mystery Tree-Planters

The 95-foot-tall scarlet oak tree on the northeast corner of NE 77th Street & 38th Avenue NE in Wedgwood is mentioned in Arthur Lee Jacobson’s book, Trees of Seattle, as one of the most outstanding of its type in the … Continue reading

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