Northwest NEWS

May 21, 2001

Features

Bothell receives Forestry Grant

In its efforts to maintain healthy trees and vegetation in its city, Bothell was recently awarded an $8,000 grant from Washington State's Department of Natural Resources. The grant will be used to provide software and expertise in developing an inventory of the trees within Bothell. The 2001 Community Forestry Assistance Grants were given to 16 recipients around the state, with more than 60 agencies applying for these grants. Grant criteria includes local program development, education, tree planting and riparian restoration, and maintenance of existing forests.
   "The city is proud to receive this grant," said City Manager Jim Thompson. "Our staff works hard to preserve our trees and vegetation and with this grant, the city will further develop its tree preservation and education programs."
   The city received the grant based on its Community Forestry Program that educates its citizens in proper tree care and diversity.
   The city also has a seven-member Tree Board, a Community Tree Ordinance and observes Arbor Day annually by inviting the community to help beautify a local park.
  
   Recycled plants beautify city Bothell receives donation from ATL Ultrasound
   The city of Bothell recently received a plant donation from ATL Ultrasound located in Bothell.
   The corporation was in the process of a major building expansion into areas that contained much unnecessary plant material. When ATL Ultrasound offered its plant materials to the city, city staff inspected the materials to determine its use.
   The city then transplanted them to locations at City Hall and various city parks including the newest Bloomberg Hill Park.
   The donation consisted of 56 trees, plants and shrubs including yellow dogwood, Portugal laurel, rhododendron, western red cedar, and leatherleaf viburnum.
   "The city is thankful to ATL Ultrasound for thinking of them before removing the plants permanently," said City Manager Thompson. "This is another example of the fine partnerships that the City has with our local business members."