Arborists from both the City and Panattoni Development, the developer of the property at the northwest corner Center Dr., inspected trees in the public right-of-way along DuPont-Steilacoom Rd. The expert arborists concluded that about 100 of these trees are dead and dying therefore potentially dangerous and need to be taken down due to concerns for public safety.
While the City does not own the right-of-way, we have been negotiating with the Panattoni Development, the adjoining property owner; and the owners of the public right-of-way, Pierce County and JBLM to allow the Panattoni Development to remove these dead trees in the right-of-way and replant on their property 200 new trees which will ensure long-term maintenance and health. You can expect removal of these dangerous trees to begin within the next weeks; and replanting on the Panattoni property to occur with completion of all the site landscaping when the project is completed.
The City greatly appreciates the Panattoni’s interest in safety and offer to replant trees on their property for the benefit of the community.