Local News | Trees vs. houses: Narrow, leafy street is last chance for two Madrona homes waiting to be moved | Seattle Times Newspaper
If a small group of Madrona homeowners don't agree to whack back an unusually large and soothing urban canopy, a pair of nearly 100-year-old Craftsman homes might be demolished — possibly sending around 100 trees' worth of lumber to a landfill.
By Jonathan Martin
Seattle Times staff reporter
The interior of the 1912 home has oak floors with mahogany inlays and a box-beamed ceiling in the dining room.
If there is anything more Seattle than its passion for recycling, it is the city's love of tree-lined neighborhoods.
But on one tiny street in the Madrona neighborhood, there has not been enough room for both.
A small group of homeowners must agree by July 24 to whack back an unusually large and soothing urban canopy. If not, a pair of nearly 100-year-old Craftsman homes might be demolished, potentially sending more than 100 trees' worth of lumber to the landfill.
The conflict has featured dueling arborists, nasty anonymous blog postings, historic houses put on wheels, and enough hard feelings to spoil the potato salad at the next neighborhood block party.