The city of Las Vegas is hosting several tree planting events throughout October as part of the city’s Urban Forestry Initiative.
Mayor Oscar B. Goodman and Matt Koepnick, of the Nevada Division of Forestry, will attend the first planting Monday, Oct. 13, at 2 p.m. at City Hall, 400 E. Stewart Ave. The planting will take place on west side of the building.
The Urban Forestry Initiative is designed to contribute to the city’s long-term sustainability. Trees clean the air, improve stormwater management, conserve energy, reduce the urban heat index and increase property values. Trees also add ambiance and beauty to the community, and invite more street-level activities such as dining, shopping, walking and cycling.
One of the initiative’s goals is to double the average tree canopy coverage from nine percent to 18 percent by 2035. The U.S. Forest Service awarded the city a $38,000 grant to inventory the trees on city-owned property, and the Southern Nevada Water Authority contributed a $10,000 grant. Star Nursery is donating the trees for the upcoming planting events.
- Monday, Oct. 13, 2 p.m., at City Hall, 400 Stewart Ave.
- Thursday, Oct. 16, 11 a.m., at Ethel Pearson Park, 451 W. Washington Ave.
- Friday, Oct. 17, 3:45p.m., at All American Park, 1551 S. Buffalo Dr.
- Tuesday, Oct 21, 3:30 p.m., at Mountain Ridge Park, 7151 Oso Blanca Road
- Wednesday, Oct. 22, 11 a.m., at Doc Romeo Park, 7400 Peak Drive
- Thursday, Oct. 23, 10 a.m., at Firefighters Memorial Park, 6401 W. Oakey Blvd.
For more information about the city’s Sustainability and Urban Forestry Initiatives, visit www.lasvegasnevada.gov/sustaininglasvegas.