Dear Issaquah Highlands Community,
Today we made a mistake. The removal of trees on Marquette Way caught everyone by surprise. That should not have happened. We failed to communicate in advance and we own this.
The IHCA has a tree replacement strategy. We remove and replace trees when they are the wrong specimen for the location, are causing damage to infrastructure, or are diseased. All of the trees removed today met those criteria, and needed to be removed.