City of Issaquah workers will begin removing 22 aging poplars this month.
The trees, which are located on the northwest corner of Front Street and Northeast Gilman Boulevard, will be replaced with ginkgo and dogwood trees.
Dogwoods and ginkgo trees have lifespans of 50-100 years, while the poplars are at the end of their 35-year lifespan.
The dogwoods that will be planted are the “Eddie’s White Wonder,” which is Issaquah’s Centennial tree.
A contractor will be hired out by the city to remove the trees in segments and have them recycled.
Issaquah does not expect traffic to be impacted during the work.
Eventually, all of the poplars at the intersection of Front Street and Northeast Gilman Boulevard will be replaced.