Roosevelt, Seattle

The Roosevelt Neighborhood Association

The Scarlet Oak Trees Live On!

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Twin Scarlet Oaks along 12th Ave NE.

Twin 60-year-old Scarlet Oak trees were recently removed from the corner of 68th and 12th Ave NE to make room for the new light rail station, but they will continue to live on throughout the neighborhood. Sound Transit has agreed to donate pieces of the trees to neighbors. Volunteers from the RNA Sustainability Group and the Freeway Estates Community Orchard will help convert the branches into mushroom logs.

When: November 17, 2013
Time: 1-2 p.m. for Roosie coupon holders, 2-4 p.m. for all others
Where: Freeway Estates Community Orchard (6th Ave NE, just north of NE 60th St.)
What to do:  A modest cash donation is requested to recover the costs. The amount will vary depending on which option you choose.

1) Pick up a log and take it home,
2) Do your own inoculation on-site, or
3) Have a mushroom coach inoculate a log for you

What to bring: Cordless drill, a 12mm drill bit, wire brush, toothbrush, and gloves. Instructions will be provided for the care of your mushroom log. Instructions will be provided for the care of your mushroom logs.

Twenty-five free oyster mushroom growing kits will also be available for kids to assemble. First come, first served. For more information, email freewayestatescommunityorchard@gmail.com.

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