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Lakewood kids get visit from Justice League characters

Lakewood kids get visit from Justice League characters

Arbor Week was celebrated in Lakewood with city recreation staff putting on a fun, educational program about the value of trees at 14 schools and parks.

Always picking a creative theme, recreation staff this year played characters from the Justice League, with Batman, The Flash, Wonder Woman and company helping to save Lakewood's "Super Woody, the Talking Tree" and other trees from a villain. The annual play teaches children about one of the city's most important and beautiful resources--its trees.

See the photo gallery of children from MacArthur Elementary School enjoying the show at www.lakewoodcity.org/ArborWeek.

     Lakewood has been selected once again as a Tree City USA—this time for the 34th year—by the National Arbor Day Foundation in recognition of the city’s 27,000 trees and its tree care program.

     Keeping Lakewood’s trees healthy is a big job. The city has a certified arborist on staff to oversee tree care, and the city responds quickly to emergency conditions and removes limbs and trees if they’re brought down by wind and rain. A contract with West Coast Arborists gets city trees along streets, parks and parkways trimmed on a regular schedule. Street trees are trimmed about every four years (sometimes more often, depending on growing conditions and tree species).