Arlington County Parks and Recreation accepting “notable tree” submissions

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Arlington County Parks and Recreation is asking for more recommendations for its Notable Trees program; a popular county initiative that took root in the 1980’s. 

Each year, about 20 to 30 notable trees, on either private or public land, are submitted. Almost all are selected unless they’re too small or they’re of a popular species.

While it doesn’t give the trees legal protection, Arlington County Parks and Recreation says it’s a way to encourage green space.

“It encourages it through the recognition by The Arlington County Board — that these trees are valuable and that our community values trees,” said Vincent Verweij, Arlington County’s Urban Forest Manager.

Arlington County Parks and Recreation is taking submissions through November 15. 2019’s notable trees will be announced early next year.

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