April 15, 2002
Bothell named Tree City USA
For the second year, the City of Bothell has received a Tree City USA award, given by The National Arbor Day Foundation.
"It's a true honor to be named Tree City USA especially two years in a row," said City Manager Jim Thompson. "Our staff and community work hard to maintain high environmental standards and this award reinforces our efforts."
"More than ever, today we understand the importance of trees to our cities and towns," said John Rosenow, president of The National Arbor Day Foundation. "Tree City USA recognizes communities that have proven their commitment to an effective, ongoing community forestry program."
To become a Tree City USA, a community must meet four standards:
¥ A tree board or department,
¥ A tree care ordinance,
¥ A comprehensive community forestry program, and
¥ An Arbor Day observance.
The City of Bothell meets all four standards with its seven-member Tree Board, Community Tree Ordinance adopted in 2000, Community Forestry Program managed by the City of Bothell Public Works and Community Development Departments and lastly, the City celebrates Arbor Day annually by inviting its citizens to help beautify a local park.
The National Arbor Day Foundation sponsors the Tree City USA program, in cooperation with the National Association of State