As a part of last month’s Arbor Day celebration, Arlington County named eighteen new Notable Trees, making a total of 283 Notable Trees listed for the county. A “Notable Tree” designation is given to recognize those Arlington County residents and businesses that have helped to ensure long-standing, sizable trees remain in good health.
While Orange Line Living is an urban lifestyle, the natural environment still has a great importance. Effective urban Forestry makes a great impact on the livability of a community. Notable Tree awards reflect the importance that trees have on our urban setting.
Arlington County’s Parks and Recreation Department heads the Notable Trees designation each year, awarding either a plaque or certificate to the land owner of each tree. Nominees are chosen based on age of the tree, size, species and historical significance within their neighborhood. Having a strong tree canopy throughout the county and city adds to the quality of life for everyone. Notable Trees provide micro-environments, giving shelter and food to a variety of wildlife, aiding in soil healthiness and increasing the natural beauty of the landscape.
This year marked the 18th consecutive year that Arlington has been designated as a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation, recognizing the efforts of our county to keep trees in good care while realizing their important impact to our environment. A Tree City USA designation is given when a community demonstrates sound urban forestry. By maintaining a tree department, a community tree ordinance, spending a minimum of $2.00 per capita on urban forestry and celebrating Arbor Day with its residents, a community can achieve this designation. The benefits of being a Tree City USA include reduced costs in energy, storm water management and erosion control. Trees also boost property values and bring closer ties to the community at large.
This year’s Notable Trees winners are listed at the Arlington County Department of Parks and Recreation page. Make a day of visiting the Notable Trees of Arlington sometime. You can have a notable home buying or selling experience as well. Myself, and the Orange Line Living team, are here to provide you with our unique and specialized services so you can turn your dreams into reality. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us directly at 571-969-7653 or at [email protected].