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Posted on: October 11, 2021

New Braunfels Celebrates Community Arbor Day

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The New Braunfels Community Arbor Day for 2021 is set for Saturday, October 16th, 2021, from 9am until 12pm, along Playground Drive in Landa Park.

The event features activities for kids and information booths related to native plants, recycling, and watershed development, as well as giveaways, including the popular free tree giveaway. 

The New Braunfels Native Plant Society, the New Braunfels Solid Waste & Recycling Division, and the New Braunfels Watershed Conservation Division are just some of the booths that will be distributing information at this event. The tree giveaway will feature approximately 200 trees that will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis, while supplies last, with only one tree allowed per household. All of the trees will be in 1-gallon containers and the majority of the trees available will be Red Oak trees, with some other tree varieties also available. 

“Trees play an important part in our community,” said City of New Braunfels Urban Forester Joshua King. “Not only do they help the environment by providing oxygen, but they also improve air quality, help conserve water, and support wildlife. Studies have also shown that they increase the quality of life for residents by promoting health and social well-being, reducing stress, and encouraging physical activity.” 

The City of New Braunfels has been part of the Tree City USA program for 33 years, the 7th longest tenure of any city in the state of Texas. Members of Tree City USA have all committed to protecting trees in their community, both economically and administratively with community tree ordinances and a division within the Parks Department dedicated solely to the maintenance and preservation of the city’s trees. Additionally, New Braunfels is home to the William and Dolores Schumann Arboretum, a 1.25-mile walking trail in Landa Park that features over 80 species of trees, making it one of the most diverse arboretums in Texas. To learn more, log on to www.nbtexas.org/arboretum.

For more information about this year’s New Braunfels Community Arbor Day event, including links with some helpful tips on how to plant your new tree, log on to www.nbtexas.org/arborday.

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