Juanita Woodlands on Finn Hill

Juanita Woodlands on Finn Hill

Juanita Woodlands is a 40 acre urban forest on the west side of Finn Hill, spanning across Juanita Drive and Holmes Point Drive between N.E. 116th and N.E. 118th streets. If you stroll through the park, you will see Douglas fir, Western Red Cedar, Big Leaf Maple, Cottonwood, Madrona, Huckleberry, Sword Ferns and many other tree and plant species.

The Woodlands became a King County Park through a community grass roots effort. The Finn Hill neighborhood, led by Denny Creek Neighborhood Alliance (DCNA), teamed up with King County to acquire the land from the DNR and save it from development. Tree biologists discovered root rot disease in some of the Douglas fir trees, and recommended those trees be removed and replaced with more diverse species, to create a healthier tree canopy and improve the forest ecosystem.
DCNA (now FHNA) embarked on a 5 year re-foresting program in 2010.  Since then, volunteers have planted 4,500 trees throughout the park. The goal is to plant 11,000 trees by 2014. Newly planted species include: Oregon Ash, Shore Pine, Sitka Spruce, Big Leaf Maples and Western Red Cedar.

Volunteer at a tree planting event! Planting events are usually held in January each year. Watch this website for the next tree planting event. Come plant a tree! Whether you are 5 or 75, you can help plant a tree.

Volunteer at a clean-up event! Clean-ups are scheduled 2 or 3 times per year, usually in the spring, summer or fall, to clear out unwanted invasive plants such as Himalayan Blackberry, ivy, and holly from stifling the growth of the newly planted trees.

Clean-up events are posted on FHNA’s Events page. Bring the family! Clean-ups are a fun way to meet the neighbors. You can even check out the new growth of trees planted over the last three years. The tree seedlings we plant today, may grow to be towering giants of the Woodlands forest.

Click often on the Juanita Woodlands website for new postings and news. For more information, contact Anne Fleming at afleming7000@hotmail.com.

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