Arbor Day Celebration

Tree City USA Status

Longview has met the four standards to become a Tree City USA community. Tree City USA communities must have:

  • Arbor Day observance and proclamation
  • Community forestry program with annual expenditures of at least $2 per capita
  • Tree board or department
  • Tree-care ordinance


In the State of Washington, Arbor Day is officially observed on the 2nd Wednesday of April.

Importance of Trees

Longview also recognizes that trees:

  • Moderate climate, conserve water and provide vital habitat for wildlife
  • Promote healthier communities by filtering the air we breathe by removing dust and other particles
  • Reduce energy use and increase property values
  • Reduce the heat island effect in urban areas caused by pavement and buildings
Urban Forestry Program Members Hold a Tree City U.S.A. Banner Next to a Pond