King County
The map shows the area of the Barton Street CSO Control Project. 24 trees will be transplanted as part of the project.

24 trees will be transplanted within Barton CSO Control area

Information from King County

The Barton CSO project entails building a system of bioswales in the Westwood and Sunrise Heights neighborhoods to capture stormwater runoff that would flow into the sewer system during heavy rains and cause overflows in Puget Sound.

As we prepare for construction, King County will transplant 24 trees within the Barton CSO Control project area to make room for the future bioretention that will be installed on city 15 blocks.

Staff will be in the neighborhood this week posting fliers on the trees that will be transplanted. Fliers will indicate the location for transplant. Trees marked with pink ribbons will be transplanted to another location in the public right-of-way, and trees marked with orange ribbons will be delivered to homeowners. Earlier this year, King County notified project area residents of the opportunity to give these trees a home, and we will be in touch with individuals receiving trees to confirm their interest. Trees delivered to homeowners will be replanted by the homeowner, and it is expected that these trees will be planted on their property.

Tree relocation will occur on or after November 6.

More information about the Barton CSO project is available online at

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