VPIS Prepares for April 18 Arbor Day

Falls Church’s Village Preservation and Improvement Society announced plans for a tree planting and participation in annual Arbor Day celebrations at Falls Church’s Frady Park on Saturday, April 18. The planting will take place at 120 W. Westmoreland at 8:30 a.m. and the celebration at 3 p.m. at Frady Park.

In a statement, the VPIS said, “Falls Church is losing too many mature canopy trees, but don’t despair. There is something the public can do to help. They can come out with neighbors to plant new street trees and take care of those we have. Maintaining our tree canopy is a great investment that pays us back in many ways, namely, absorbing storm water and shading/cooling our neighborhoods. We’ll start at 8:30 with refreshments and a quick demonstration and then spread out and get to work, typically finishing by noon. Participants are urged to wear boots or heavy shoes, gloves and dirt friendly clothes, to bring tools or use ours, we’ll have extras.”