Tree planting at R.A. Long Park to commemorate Arbor Day

Tree planting at R.A. Long 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 37th consecutive year. The State of Washington celebrates Arbor Day each year
on the second Wednesday of April. This event will also be live on the Parks & Recreation
Facebook page.

Longview’s Parks crew will plant a tree at R. A. Long Park on April 14 at 10:00 a.m. in
celebration of Arbor Day. The young ‘Pacific Brilliance’ Oak will be planted near the area of
the mature oak that was recently lost. Masks and social distancing is strongly encouraged.

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