Tree planting at 7th Avenue Park to commemorate Arbor Day
The public is invited to help celebrate Arbor Day and Longview’s recognition as a Tree City USA for the 34th consecutive year. The State of Washington celebrates Arbor Day each year on the second Wednesday of April. Longview’s Parks crew will be planting trees at 7th Avenue Park near the playground and the covered shelter on April 11 at 9:00 a.m. to commemorate Arbor Day. Two October Glory Maples 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