"Ingraham Trees Start To Fall" (Melissa Westbrook-Seattle Public Schools community blog) with video (03:05):
It's sad. Not only for the trees lost (because we are cutting down trees in this city at an alarming rate) but because the district didn't try to do the right thing. The right thing would have been to NOT send the district lawyer to meetings with the neighbors. It would have been good to find a mediator (someone neutral) to guide the discussions. I believe a resolution would have been found sooner. I recall a member of the BEX Oversight Committee asking if this had been done and you should have seen how mystified staff looked. Almost like it hadn't occurred to them. MORE...Howie P.S.: There's a short jazz riff after the song on the video. I think it's by Miles Davis.