APRIL 14, 1997

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Woodinville awarded Tree City USA status

plaque presented

(Left to right) Karen Ripley, from D.N.R., presented a plaque to Karen Steeb, Tree Board member, and Mayor Bob Miller.

Tree City USA In celebration of Arbor Day last Saturday, residents, city staff, and members of the City Council, the Parks Commission, the Woodinville Cemetery Board, Garden Club, Historical Society, and the Tree Board were among those gathered at Woodinville Cemetery where the city was presented with a plaque and flag announcing that Woodinville is a "Tree City USA" city.
   Karen Ripley from the Washington State Department of Natural Resources made the presentation to Bob Miller, Mayor of Woodinville. Ripley stressed the importance of the tree award. "This is a national program that Woodinville qualified for..."
   Much of the credit for the award belongs to the Tree Board and Karen Steeb, according to Councilmember Lucy DeYoung. "The board is functional and practical," she said. "We are lucky to have so many talented people we can access. Karen has made Woodinville more flower and tree friendly." Other Tree Board members are Molly Beck, Pam Cooney, Jim Erickson and Joe Wallis.
   The celebration also featured pruning advice from arborist Ian MacCallum, who spent most of the celebration up a tree. Pat Perkins of the Cemetery Board shared funny, nostalgic, and sometimes sad stories about the cemetery.