We are excited to unveil the Tree Benefit Project that our department has been working this winter to help promote our Urban Forest and the benefits it provides during the lead up to both Earth Day and the Washington and National Arbor Day.
Starting the week of April 3, extending through the month, and then being removed at the conclusion are benefit tags. Tag are installed next to/near 10 different arboretum trees at Lake Sacajawea. We picked 10 trees roughly equally spaced throughout the lake to encourage walking around the entire lake to view all of the signs. Many were chosen because of their massive size and accessibility (we tried to pick ones closest to the trail).
This project's focus is to promote how our City Trees give back and to learn more about our forest. The idea was spawned from a similar project in a Chicago Arboretum. We are hoping to educate as well as foster more community interest.