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Scenic Texas and Bay City Give Away Free Trees
January 14 @ 10:00 am - 2:00 pmFree
Scenic Texas and Bay City Parks and Recreation partner to give away 2000 (3-5 gallon) trees to residents to plant as a part of Scenic Texas’ 1 Million Trees Across Texas Initiative.
Scenic Texas’ program is the only statewide program that supports sustainable landscaping and increases tree planting in overlooked rural to mid-size communities of Texas. This tree planting program improves the scenic quality of natural and built landscapes, aims to support environmental conservation, preserves native trees, maintains greenspaces and enhances the sustainability of communities across the state.
Planting new trees and preserving existing trees in our overlooked communities will improve the overall quality of our environment and provide habitat for native wildlife, which maintains a harmonious balance between humans and nature. Scenic Texas strives to address the environmental challenges associated with pollution and ecosystem degradation due to Texas’ rapid growth rate.
The giveaways are open residents to obtain and plant up to two free trees in a yard or lawn on private property. We have selected Chinquapin Oaks, Mexican Oak, Shumard Oak, Bur Oak, Nuttall Oak and Kay Magnolias for residents to plant. Fall is the best time to plant trees in Texas – before the first frost. The cooler weather allows the trees to adapt to the planting site without the threat of scorching heat. Trees planted in the fall have more time to develop their root systems, and with proper planting and care, will have a higher survival rate than those planted in the spring.
Residents can drop by Riverside Park (7330 FM 2668) on Saturday, January 14th from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. to pick up their two trees and instructions on how to plant and care for the tree while supplies last.
Here is more information on how the giveaways work:
- Participants take their trees home to plant in a yard, garden or commercial property.
- Participants must agree to the following terms:
- Plant the tree.
- Keep trees properly watered and maintained.
- Do not plant the tree along streets, sidewalks or in city parks.