A group of dedicated Edmonds Tree Board members gathered Saturday morning to help replant a section of Yost Park devastated in the August 29 windstorm. Two large Western Hemlocks growing near the Bowdoin Street park entrance were blown down that day, leaving a scar in the forest canopy that significantly detracted from Yost Park’s signature woodland ambiance.
“The City of Edmonds supplied the plants, and the Citizens’ Tree Board supplied the labor,” said Rich Lindsay, Edmonds Parks Maintenance Manager. “In keeping with Yost Park’s natural setting, we’re using all native plants. These include three 6-foot Western Red Cedars, three Vine Maples, and several Elderberry and Evergreen Huckleberry in the understory.”
The new plantings can be seen on either side of the pedestrian walkway on the west side of the entry road.
— Story and photos by Larry Vogel