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Trees removed on Capitol Campus in December

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Trees removed on Capitol Campus in December

OLYMPIA — Two trees on Capitol Campus will be removed this month. Public impacts of the work include equipment noise and sidewalk closures. Most jobs will be completed within a day.

For more information on the following, contact DES Grounds Manager Brent Chapman, (360) 725-0018:

Tree removal on Wednesday, Dec. 4

Crews will remove a small conifer tree that is growing too close to the foundation at the Insurance Building. Work will begin at 7:30 a.m. and is expected to be completed that day.

The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services has contracted with DiversiTree Arbor Care of Olympia for the effort at the northeast corner of 14th Avenue Southwest and Cherry Lane Southwest. The tree is being removed to avoid any future damage to the foundation.

During the removal, there will be noise from chainsaws and tree chippers. Also, the sidewalk will be closed on the east side of the Insurance Building, and two trucks will be parked in the Winged Victory traffic circle on the north side of the building.

Map of the tree work area planned for Dec. 4, 2019, on the NorthEast corner of the Insurance Building.

Tree removal on Saturday, Dec. 14

A red oak tree on the southwest corner of the water garden on East Plaza will be removed starting at 7:30 a.m. Work will continue on Sunday, Dec. 15, if necessary.

Just north of the Employment Security Department, the tree has grown in shallow soil for decades. It is failing and must be removed for the safety of passers-by. The Washington State Department of Enterprise Services has contracted with Timm’s Tree Care of Olympia for the work.

During the removal, there will be noise from chainsaws and a tree chipper. Also, sidewalks around the East Plaza water garden will be closed.

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