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November 2007 -- Looking down the slope from the top of the planting bed at the plant material delivery. The rack with plants is being lifted to the center of the planting area, where the crews are waiting. This is just west of the 200th Street overpass. November 2007 - Plants arrive pre-mixed, counted and bundled onto racks according to the plans for each area. The lift unloads from the truck with its forklift attachment. The rack of plants is unloaded by the crews who deliver them to pre-dug holes. Once all the plants are set out next to the holes, adjustments are made, and the crews remove the pots, loosen the root balls, and plant. Another view with the empty rack being removed as the telehandler retracts.November 2007 - A completed planting area next to 200th St.Final layer of bark being spread over compost next to eastbound SR 18 slope near 200th St. We are using a three-inch layer of bark over a three-inch layer of compost. Because there is existing erosion control matting on many slopes in this contract, the contractor is "topdressing" only in most areas instead of tilling the amendment into the soil. A skid-steer loader spreads compost below an already spread area of compost/bark along eastbound SR 18 adjacent to the 200th Street overpass.Two bald eagles visiting a detention pond on 244th Avenue SE, about 50 feet from the onramp to eastbound SR18. Restoring the native trees and shrubs that were displaced during the SR 18 project is part of WSDOT's commitment to maintaining the visual quality of our roadways as well as the environmental benefits that native plant communities provide.