Tree Planting at Lake Sacajawea to commemorate Arbor Day
The public is invited to help celebrate Arbor Day and Longview’s recognition as a Tree City USA for the 33rd consecutive year. The State of Washington celebrates Arbor Day each year on the second Wednesday of April. Longview’s Parks crew will be planting a tree at Lake Sacajawea near Louisiana and Nichols Boulevard on April 12 at 10:00 a.m. to commemorate Arbor Day. An Autumn Blaze Maple will be planted.
Longview has met the four standards to become a Tree City USA community. Tree City USA communities must have a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, a community forestry program with annual expenditures of at least $2 per capita, and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
Longview also recognizes that trees:
• Promote healthier communities by filtering the air we breathe by removing dust and other particles
• Moderate climate, conserve water and provide vital habitat for wildlife
• Reduce the heat island effect in urban areas caused by pavement and buildings
• Reduce energy use and increase property values