Trees: Planting for Our Future

Student Planting.jpgInvesting in our Urban Forest

VHS students in a "re-leaf" effort during Student Government Day The trees that line Valpo's streets and shade its parks are beautiful throughout the year. It's easy to appreciate the spring blooms, the lush foliage, the gorgeous autumn colors, and even the sparkling snow held by their branches. But did you know that the city's trees have a legal value of $20 million?

Our trees are a valuable asset for many reasons, and our responsibility to maintain them is one we take seriously. The city's commitment to a healthy "urban forest" is acknowledged with its designation as a Tree City, USA. We can be proud to live in a city that values trees for all their many benefits!
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