The public is invited to help celebrate Arbor Day and Longview’s recognition as a Tree City USA for the 30th consecutive year. Longview’s Parks crew will be planting a tree at City Hall on April 9 to commemorate Arbor Day. A Cherokee Brave Dogwood will be planted near the front parking lot entrance off 15th Avenue.
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