Round Rock regularly hosts Arbor Day Celebrations, with a concentration on planting trees in Old Settlers Park at Palm Valley and other locations throughout the city. To date, more than 400 trees have been planted as part of Arbor Day activities.
Plant a Tree for Arbor Day 2011
Round Rock community volunteers will plant various trees at Round Rock West Park (500 Round Rock West Drive off McNeil Road) from 9 to 11 a.m. Saturday, April 30.
Volunteers should arrive at 8:30 a.m. to sign in, hear welcoming remarks and an Arbor Day Proclamation. Volunteers will begin planting at 9 a.m. sharp and finish at approximately 11 a.m.
Volunteers will receive a free Arbor Day T-shirt, tree and gift certificates for free mulch at the city's Brush and Recycling Center.
For more information or to volunteer for Arbor Day, call or email Emsud Horozovic, Forestry Manager at 341-3350 or Elizabeth Leyva at the Round Rock Volunteer Center at 733-7625.
About Arbor Day
Arbor Day is America's National Tree Holiday, a day set aside to plant ceremonial trees, educate the public about the importance of trees, and honor the vital role trees play in our everyday lives. The brainchild of journalist Julius Sterling Morton, the first Arbor Day took place on April 10, 1872 in Nebraska. Today, National Arbor Day is celebrated on the last Friday in April.