With the City of Falls Church designated as a “Tree City, USA” by the National Arbor Day Foundation for 40 consecutive years, and being the host of the first ever observance in Virginia of Arbor Day in Virginia in 1892, April 21 was proclaimed Arbor Day in the City by Mayor David Tarter and the F.C. City Council Monday night. This year’s “Tree of the Year” selected by the F.C. Tree Commission is the Pignut Hickory.
The Council also proclaimed April 22 as Earth Day in the City, with citizens and businesses urged to reduce use of plastics, such as grocery bags and water bottles, and to ensure that, if used, they are recycled.