2,500 Volunteers Needed to Plant 25,000 Trees In Celebration of Arbor Day 2011!

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department has planted the first of 25,000 Trees scheduled to be planted for Arbor Day.

On Friday, January 7, 2011 , in Hermann Square Park  (NE corner of McKinney and Smith).  Officials extended the invitation to Houstonians to volunteer to plant the remaining 24,999 trees during Houston’s 25th Annual Arbor Day Celebration.  The eight inch Live Oak Tree was planted as a replacement for a 50 year old Live Oak that was felled during Hurricane Ike.

2,500 volunteers are needed to plant 25,000 trees on the Wallisville Road Esplanades and the 610 and I-10 interchange during Houston’s 25th Annual Arbor Day Celebration scheduled for January 22, 2011. 

The Arbor Day tree planting event is open to individuals, families, groups and businesses (children can participate if they are accompanied by a guardian.)   Pre-registration for this event is required and we plant rain or shine.  Online registration for individuals is availabe at http://www.houstonparks.org.  Groups of 10 or more should contact Oneika McCarthy for registration information at oneika.mccarthy@houstontx.gov or (832) 395-7030. 

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department (H.P.A.R.D.) stewards and manages over 38,992 acres of parkland and greenspace for the City of Houston and develops and implements recreational programming for citizens of all abilities. For more information on the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, call (832) 395-7022 or visit http://www.houstonparks.org.

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