Round Rock Volunteers will plant 75 trees at Lake Creek Park
for Arbor Day 2008
Round Rock Parks and Recreation’s Arbor Day, slated for April 26, 2008, includes the planting of 75 trees at Lake Creek Park, 800 Deerfoot Drive.
Arbor Day tree planting volunteers will arrive at 8:30 a.m. to sign in, hear welcoming remarks and an Arbor Day Proclamation. Volunteers will begin planting at 9:00 a.m. sharp and finish at approximately 11 a.m.
The event, hosted by Round Rock Parks and Recreation is possible thanks to participation from local civic clubs and organizations as well as City of Round Rock staff, Round Rock Volunteer Center, community volunteers and citizens. Mayor Nyle Maxwell will read the Council Proclamation at the council meeting on April 24, 2008.
Lake Creek Park is located at 800 Deerfoot Drive, behind Lake Creek Pool and next to the City’s Dog Park. The Arbor Day planting will complete the park development and beautify the park providing shade for years to come.
“I get excited every year Arbor Day comes around because trees are so important to the beautification of Round Rock and the environment,” said Forestry Manager Emsud Horozovic. “With trees planted every year at Arbor Day, the community works together to improve our city.”
To sign up as a volunteer to help at the Arbor Day Celebration, please call the Round Rock Volunteer Center at 733-7625 or visit www.volrock.org. If you have questions about the event, or trees in general, call Emsud Horozovic, Round Rock Forestry Manager at (512) 341-3350.
Directions to Lake Creek Park:
From downtown Round Rock take Burnet road south across the railroad tracks, turn left on Deerfoot and go to the end of the road. Drive to the back side of the pool, at the Dog Park, and that is where the trail planting starts.History of Arbor Day: Arbor Day is an annual observance that celebrates the role of trees in our lives and promotes tree planting and care. Arbor Day’s founder J. Sterling Morton was a Nebraskan journalist who loved nature and used his paper to spread his enthusiasm for trees back in the 1800’s. In the words of Morton, “all the people strive on Arbor Day to plant many, many trees, both forest and fruit. May the day and the observance thereof be cherished in every household, and its name and fruits become as a shower of blessing to the long lines of generations who shall succeed us.
Trees can reduce the erosion of precious topsoil by wind and water, cut eating and cooling costs, moderate the temperature, clean the air, produce life-giving oxygen, provide habitat for wildlife and beautify our community. Trees are a renewable resource giving us paper, wood for our homes, fuel for our fires and are a source of joy and spiritual renewal wherever they are planted. Arbor Day is celebrated on a date appropriate for tree planting in each region of the United States.