OLYMPIA — Work to complete pruning on two longstanding Norway maples on Capitol Campus will occur on Sunday, Dec. 29. Previous work occurred Sunday, Dec. 22.
One tree that will be pruned is near the sunken garden, and one is by Capitol Way between the Tivoli Fountain and the south diagonal. Work will begin at 7:30 a.m.
The approximately 100-year-old maples have health issues but they are manageable for now. The maples are significantly larger and older than average trees on campus—and branch weight needs to be reduced to extend the trees’ safe, useful life.