The City of Norwalk is committed to a tree planting program that promotes a safe, healthy, and attractive urban forest. Trees can reduce the erosion of our precious topsoil by wind and water, help with energy conservation, moderate the temperature, clean the air, produce life-giving oxygen and provide habitat for wildlife.Trees in our City increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas and beautify the community wherever they are planted, are a source we can all enjoy.
Arbor Day and Tree City USA
For this year’s Arbor Day commemoration and in keeping with the City’s commitment to expand its green canopy, the City of Norwalk has collaborated with TreePeople, an environmental non-profit organization, to plant a mix of canary island pine and podocarpus trees within Gerdes Park. These forty (40) trees will soon provide shade, remove carbon dioxide from the air, release oxygen into the atmosphere, attract birds and wildlife, and added grace and beauty to the park.
Also, for the 6th consecutive year, the City of Norwalk has earned the designation of Tree City USA and for the 4th consecutive year earned a Growth Award from The National Arbor Day Foundation. These designations are a result of the City’s demonstrated and increased pledge to urban forestry through innovative programs and projects, such as this Arbor Day tree planting at Gerdes Park.