Beautify Bellevue Group Seeks Support to Restore Treewells

 Storefront volunteer consultant Scott Wiley provided a planting schedule for a swath of sidewalk in the Bellevue neighborhood.

Storefront volunteer consultant Scott Wiley provided a planting schedule for a swath of sidewalk in the Bellevue neighborhood.

On behalf of Beautify Bellevue, Linda Decker applied to work with Storefront to develop concepts for streetscape improvements along Lamont Street in the Bellevue community. For this anomalous strip of asphalt, Linda requested assistance in plant placement and permitting. Landscape Architect and Bellevue resident Scott Wiley provided a plan that recycles portions of the asphalt for the abutting on-street parking, with smaller plantings and additional tree wells in- between. With the exception of some aspects of asphalt removal (it is actually soft), most of this work can be implemented by volunteers. Scott communicated with Arborist Luke McCall and Right of Way Engineer Doug Mawby from the City of Richmond’s Department of Public Works. They advised the group to apply for a Work in Streets Permit and Street Tree Planting Application. If necessary, Storefront staff can help Beautify Bellevue navigate these processes.