By Kersti E. Muul and Sandy Shettler
On Saturday morning, a homeowner at 39th SW and SW Webster attempting to remove large trees on their own was forced to stop work by an Arboriculturalist from the Seattle Department of Transportation (SDOT).
Only one of the original three large Sawara cedars on the property survived, though it was damaged. The illegal cutting was reported to urban conservation specialist Kersti Muul by a concerned neighbor late on Friday night.
Here is her report of the events: