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Patrick Robinson
Joined by her grandchildren (James pictured at left) Dist. 1 Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold came out to the Duwamish Greenbelt on Feb. 13, Neighbor Appreciation Day to plant trees, ferns and bald hip roses in association with the Nature Consortium.

Nature Consortium joined by Councilmember Herbold for Neighbor Appreciation Day

90 plants added to Duwamish Greenbelt by volunteers

Neighbor Appreciation Day, Feb. 13 found Seattle City Councilmember Lisa Herbold (and her two grandchildren) joining the Nature Consortium and 20 volunteers in a planting, restoration effort near Pathfinder K-8 School.

The area of the Duwamish Greenbelt, the largest contiguous area of undeveloped land in the City of Seattle has been home to power installations, military installations and much more over the years but as the Nature Consortium explained the number of conifer trees in the area has declined as deciduous trees like Alder and Poplar took hold. Those trees have a life span of 70 to 80 years and those species in that area are nearing that age. Conifers would normally take over but in this case, they need some help.

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