Swift fall ahead for Longview's plush tree canopy:
In a decade or two, Longview's huge, old trees that make a walk down city streets a sun-dappled delight will be just a memory, and it will be years before the replacement trees the city has been planting furiously are anywhere near the same size, city arborists say.
A 'large percentage' of trees are mature or over-mature and beginning to fail, according to Longview Parks officials.
'They're all about the same age and will die about the same time,' said Longview Parks Supervisor Curt Nedved. 'The canopy we have right now is gorgeous, but we're going to lose that canopy.'