Free Extra Yard Waste Collection During November

This November, Seattle Public Utilities is again providing FREE extra yard waste collection for household customers, up to 10 extra bags for every collection throughout the month. Simply set out your extra yard waste next to your food and yard waste cart on your collection day.
Extra yard waste must be contained either in kraft paper bags or placed in an extra container that is clearly marked to indicate it contains extra yard waste. Please make sure your extra yard waste collection bags or container only contain yard waste, not food waste. Fallen branches and twigs can be set out for extra collection as well. These can be tied into bundles up to 4 feet long by 2 feet in diameter and tied with fiber twine. Do not use wire, nylon cording, or plastic banding. Learn more about setting out extra yard waste.

Pinehurst Home Sales Data Posted Oct 3, 2022

Here’s the scoop on home sales in Pinehurst in the last 30 days. Red dots are sold and black dots are for sale. In our area (98125, I think) August to September, median prices for sold homes were down 13% at $700K, and active days to sell were up 13% at 52 days. Data from our neighbor John Lombard, Windermere RE.

2022 Puppyhurst Doggo and Kiddo Costume Parade

Save the date – Sunday, October 30, 2022, 11 AM – for the third annual Puppyhurst Doggo and Kiddo Costume Parade!

Kids’ Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park

This piece is by a person living in a home for seniors with dementia. She took a workshop led by artist Victoria Raymond. Victoria also offers art lessons in her Pinehurst studio for both youth and adults – . Come see it in the kiosk at NE 117th St & 19Th Ave NE!

If your child (or you!) would like to show art in the park, please contact

New Rules About Trees in Seattle

In a move to preserve and increase Seattle’s tree canopy (good for the environment, health and quality of urban life), there are some new rules passed in Council Bill 120207 that went into effect.
Property Owner Requirements
  • Starting November 11, property owners must hire a registered tree service provider to complete most tree work on their property. You will be able to view the list of registered providers on the SDCI Trees & Codes webpage in October. 
  • Starting November 11, property owners must post a public notice of major pruning or removal of trees on the property. The notice must be posted at least three days before a tree service provider starts the work. To create the public notice, complete the “Public Notice” form which will be available on the Seattle Services Portal beginning in October.
  • Property owners completing routine pruning and tree maintenance are not required to register or post a notice.
The bill requires tree service providers to register with the City of Seattle before conducting commercial tree work and consultations on private property. The list will be on the Trees & Codes webpage.
SDCI will host an informational webinar in September to help us understand registration requirements, property owner responsibilities, and Seattle tree codes. Check the Trees & Codes website for up-to-date information.

Transit – Kids Ride Free

Beginning September 1, riders 18 and younger can ride for free on many transit systems across Washington, thanks to millions in funding included in the Move Ahead Washington transportation package approved by lawmakers earlier this year.
Riders 18 and younger can take free rides via Sound Transit, King County Metro, King County Water Taxi, Seattle Streetcar, Pierce Transit, Community Transit, Snoqualmie Valley Transit, Kitsap Transit and Kitsap Ferries. Everett Transit began zero youth fares in July, and Washington State Ferries will join suit in October.

Kids’ Art in Pinehurst Pocket Park

Two of the chickens that were at the feet of Green Piggy have moved across the park into the Pinehurst Pocket Park kiosk. They’ll reside there through September.
If your child (or you!) would like to show art in the park, please contact

Olympic Hills Home Zone Feedback Meetings

Starting in late August, neighbors are welcome to join SDOT on one of four community walks to discuss safety improvements in the Olympic Hills neighborhood. Information provided to SDOT and the Home Zone Steering Committee during these walks will be used to develop potential projects for consideration.
For any questions please contact SDOT at
See map below for the area under discussion. For community walk dates, times and locations please refer to the flyer here.

Block Party at Zylberschtein’s Deli – 9/18/2022

It’s just a month out from the Pinehurst Block Party + Zylberschtein’s 3rd Anniversary Celebration! It will be on Sunday September 18th from 10am-2:30pm.

For three years, Zylberschtein’s Delicatessen and Bakery has found a welcoming home in Seattle’s beautiful Pinehurst community. Please join in celebrating its third anniversary!

Our Pinehurst neighbor Blue Kettle Books will be on site with their gorgeous, teal bookmobile offering craft activities for kids as well as a curated selection of new books and gifts for all ages, plus readings and book signings from two local children’s book authors.

Plus, Lil Tiger Ice Cream, Hellbent Brewing and local musical Guihereme, Klezmer Music and more!

Pinehurst Picks – Hawaiian Dragon