John Ross Ferrara / Thursday, Feb. 16 @ 2:26 p.m. / Environment

City of Arcata to Plant 115 Urban Street Trees and Shrubs During February and March



Photos provided by the City of Arcata.

The City of Arcata will be planting 115 new trees and shrubs throughout its parks and roadside areas between now and the end of March.

The city put out a news flash yesterday stating that the trees will be planted with funds provided by PG&E. The new trees will replace older ones that the utility company will be removing due to gas line safety work.

“As part of this significant urban forestry project, western red cedar, vine, Bowhall and big leaf maple, and red flowering currant will be planted from the Valley West neighborhood in the north, to the Arcata Community Park and Sports Complex and the Windsong neighborhood in the south,” the newsflash reads.

Read more from the city below.

City of Arcata news flash:

The City of Arcata’s Parks Crew will plant 115 urban street trees and shrubs throughout Arcata in City parks and various roadside locations during the months of February and March, thanks to funds provided by PG&E.

The City is working collaboratively with PG&E to replace trees that the utility company will be removing as part of gas line safety work in Arcata.

As part of this significant urban forestry project, western red cedar, vine, Bowhall and big leaf maple, and red flowering currant will be planted from the Valley West neighborhood in the north, to the Arcata Community Park and Sports Complex and the Windsong neighborhood in the south.

Urban trees sequester carbon. A big leaf maple planted in Arcata’s urban setting can store 2,200 pounds of carbon dioxide over a 20 year period.

“Trees contribute to clean air and water, which provides for an overall healthier community,” says Arcata Environmental Services Deputy Director Julie Neander. “The presence of trees in parks and neighborhoods can also help reduce stress and promote a feeling of well-being.”

For more information, contact the Arcata Environmental Services Department at (707) 822-8184.


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