Talus trees are still standing for now

August 19, 2014

A tussle over trees in Talus continues to take its toll.

After six homeowners applied to the Talus Residential Association to remove 19 trees in a communal area this past spring, a groundswell of protest began aiming to protect the landscape. The homeowner applicants claimed that the trees blocked views offered by the development’s place on Cougar Mountain.

“We had views of Lake Sammamish, downtown Issaquah and the Cascades,” Henry Farber, one of the initial applicants and the attorney representing them, said. “That was part of the interest in buying these houses for all six of us. In the last eight years, all these trees have grown over.”

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Volunteer with Issaquah Environmental Council to remove Tiger Mountain invasive plants

January 20, 2014

NEW — 2 p.m. Jan. 20, 2014

Help the Issaquah Environmental Council in its continuing efforts to eliminate holly and ivy infestations on Tiger Mountain’s Tradition Plateau near the Ruth Kees Big Tree Trail.

Join in from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Jan. 21. To get there, exit Interstate 90 at High Point Way, turn right and continue to the trailhead parking lot. Meet at the High Point gate to the powerline road. Look for IEC signs.

Wear sturdy shoes and gloves. Bring pruners, loppers or a shovel, if you wish. The IEC will have some tools available.

Sign up by emailing janet227wall@gmail.com, or call 392-5506.