The City of Longview Urban Forestry Division implements the Tree Benefit Project

The City of Longview Urban Forestry Division implements the Tree Benefit Project

The City of Longview Urban Forestry Division has implemented the Tree Benefit Project at the Frank Willis Arboretum at Lake Sacajawea Park for the second year. The project will be in place during the month of April. Lake visitors will encounter ten tree benefit tags located next to trees strategically placed around the path. Each tag provides the reader information regarding the amount of gallons trees reduce in stormwater runoff, total pounds of carbon sequestration, kilowatt hours reduced for electrical energy savings, increase in property value, and total dollar amount of benefits these trees provide.

The City is committed to promoting and sustaining an environment that is responsive to resident involvement. The intent of the Tree Benefit Program is to encourage park visitors and citizens to get involved and educate themselves about the trees cared for by the Urban Forestry Program. The City is celebrating its 34th consecutive year as a Tree City USA, the second longest in the state of Washington.

Trees play an incredible role in the community including providing social, communal, environmental, and economic benefits as well as enhancing our quality of place. The larger the tree, the more benefits it provides. Take a walk around the lake to find and learn more about all 10 trees. There are over 100 different species of trees in the arboretum at the lake. Take a picture with one of the tree benefit tags and hashtag #longviewtrees or #longviewparksandrec to be featured on our Facebook Page.

For additional information, visit the website www.mylongview.com/parks under the Urban Forest Program tab or contact Parks and Recreation Director Jennifer Wills at 442.5400.