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Clean up after storm with tree care workshop, debris drop-off in Snoqualmie
Now that the winter storm is over, many Snoqualmie Valley residents are facing the long task of cleaning up their yards.
Several cleanup options are being offered in Snoqualmie, including debris drop-off, curbside recycling and a workshop on tree triage.
The City of Snoqualmie contracts with Allied Waste for curbside collection of solid waste, including yard waste. If you have trees or branches smaller than 4” in diameter and pay for yard waste service from Allied Waste, please use your yard waste containers. For more information, visit the Allied Waste website at www.alliedwastenorthwest.com in the ‘Collection Services & Sales’ section.
There will be a free collection point for woody debris from the recent storm for Snoqualmie residents. It will be at the lot at the corner of Snoqualmie Parkway and State Route 202 (where the holiday tree lot was) from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on January 27, January 28, February 4, and February 5. No leaves, sod, grass clippings, food waste, or animal waste will be accepted, nor construction debris or any other type of solid waste. This service is offered courtesy of the City of Snoqualmie.
The City of Snoqualmie will host a free 45-minute workshop for homeowners on how to assess tree damage and take corrective steps that may salvage limbs that are not too badly damaged.
The workshop is 6 p.m. Wednesday, January 25, at Snoqualmie Community Center/Snoqualmie Valley YMCA, 35018 SE Ridge Street on Snoqualmie Ridge. You do not need to be a member of the YMCA to attend the class.
Tree Damage Assessment
The City of Snoqualmie Parks and Recreation Department is aware that there are many damaged or destroyed trees throughout the city. The parks maintenance crew has conducted an initial assessment and found that there are more than 600 trees that will need some type of care from pruning to removal and replacement.
The first priority is to take care of any trees or limbs that create safety issues, including those that may block pathways or otherwise impede vehicular or pedestrian traffic. If you feel the trees near your home are a safety issue, please contact Parks Crew Chief Larry T. White at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 425-831-5784. It will take several weeks for the city to completely clear the damage to the urban forest from the winter storm.