Tree Planting at Lake Sacajawea Park to commemorate Arbor Day

Tree Planting at Lake Sacajawea 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 35th consecutive year. The State of Washington celebrates Arbor Day each year
on the second Wednesday of April.

Longview’s Parks crew will be joined this year by Cowlitz PUD to plant trees at Lake
Sacajawea Park near the playground at Martin Dock & Kessler Blvd on April 10 at 10:00 a.m.
in celebration of Arbor Day. Two Bur oaks donated by Cowlitz PUD will be planted, in
hopes that these two trees will grow to provide shade to the play structures for many years to
come.

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