Port Sites P‑4 & P‑5
The Port Commission called for more community engagement before determining the removal and replanting approach for over-height trees on Port properties along S. 200th Street in the City of SeaTac (Sites P-4 and P-5). Most over-height conifers were located within the sites, and both sites are also adjacent to residential properties.
Using input submitted at a community workshop and through an online open house, the Port developed a preferred approach for sites P-4 and P-5 that reflected the community’s feedback. The approach called for removing only existing obstructions and preserving, to the extent feasible, all other trees and vegetation. The removal work on P-4 and P-5 is now complete.
Current replanting work on P-4 and P-5, which began in the fall of 2018, is intended to re-establish a low-growing forest on-site with a neighborhood vegetation barrier and the restoration of a tall-growing native forest just south of both sites. A key part of the approach is replacing the invasive understory with native shrubs where possible. In some areas, the extent of the invasive plant cover is requiring the replacement of all vegetation. The work is expected to be completed in the winter of 2019.
Characteristics of Sites P‑4 & P‑5