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Free salvaged plants from light rail construction projects

January 23rd, 2012 · No Comments

You can score some free shrubs this coming weekend, but you’ll have to do the grunt work. Sound Transit is giving away plants and other landscaping materials where they’re going to be tearing down buildings at the sites of the future light rail stations at Brooklyn Avenue NE and in the Roosevelt neighborhoods.

Most of the plants at the Brooklyn Avenue site are small shrubs like Barberry, Nandia and Boxwood. They will be available on a first-come first-served basis from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 28. You will need to bring your own tools such as shovels, pots and gloves and will have to remove the plants and haul them away yourself.

Meet Sound Transit staff in the parking lot of the Chase Bank building at 4300 Brooklyn Avenue NE for the U District site or at 1033 NE 66th Street for the Roosevelt site.

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