Medowbrook's True-love trees

The True-love Trees

True Love Trees

by Bruce Dear

Meadowbrook’s iconic True-Love trees are at risk! This remarkable cedar-fir couple have been growing as one for almost 100 years along Thornton Creek in north Seattle. Recently a developer has applied to Seattle’s Department of Construction and Inspections (SDCI) to cut them down, in order to build new homes. Yet, a respected local architect has drawn up plans which show how the same amount of housing can be built around these amazing trees and their nearby grove.

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The Power of Trees

The Power of Trees

produced by the Nature Conservancy

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This video was made by the Nature Conservancy in partnership with the University of Washington, University of British Columbia and the Duwamish Tribe.

“New research shows that trees communicate with one another and share nutrients through their roots! They need each other. In urban areas, trees also help us with health, economic and social benefits. They are part of our culture. We need them. So, how can we return the favor?”

Trees - Essential Urban Allies

Trees – Essential Urban Allies

Trees - Essential Urban Allies

by Brady Lawrence and Martha Baskin / November 12, 2020

Brady Lawrence and Martha Baskin interview Kathy Wolf, a well known research social scientist in the UW’s School of Environmental and Forest Sciences.

In the face of rapid development will the Emerald City recognize the environmental, public health and quality of life services trees provide before it’s too late? Advocates like Wolf, hope they will.