Ethan forwarded us this note from Paula Hoff of the Seattle Parks Department:
As part of the redesign of the Sunken Garden area in between Hamilton International Middle School and Wallingford Playfield, we are trying to salvage as many plants as possible. DPD has put a requirement on SSD to try to save trees and transplant to other park locations if possible. Parks’ staff have been out to the site and flagged the plants that are to remain where they are or to be transplanted to other areas in the park or other parks. This weekend we would like to offer the neighbors the opportunity to go in and take any untagged plants that remain for their personal use. We need to get this done quickly so that we can get fences up for construction work to begin. I am hoping that you can help pass on the word to those in the community who would be able to find a good home for these plants.
The message was sent on Friday, but we’re just getting to it now, unfortunately and we did see some plants being carted off over the weekend. We checked in with Paula, and she says that there are still more there, but suggests that they should be taken today or tomorrow if you want them.