Volunteers Add Mulch to Newly Planted Trees at Lincoln Park

Park Beautification Project to Expand Urban Tree Canopy

What:        Volunteers Contribute to Tree Planting Project  

When:       Monday, December 28, 2020, at 1:00 p.m.

Where:      Lincoln Park, 4400 Adkins Drive (map link)

Who:         District 2 Council Member Ben Molina

                  City Manager Peter Zanoni

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – Community volunteers are ready to roll up their sleeves to help improve the success of the nine newly planted trees by adding mulch to each tree. The mulch will help retain the essential water needed to establish the tree roots for strong growth, prevent erosion, and inhibit weeds.

The volunteers will spread the mulch after the contractor, Olympia Landscape Development, completes the installation of the trees at Lincoln Park. Thereafter, the Parks & Recreation Department will maintain the new trees by watering weekly using a mobile water tank.

The types of trees to be planted at Lincoln Park include Live Oak, Bur Oak, Monterrey Oak, Cedar and Anacaua. These are all native to our region, so they will thrive in our South Texas climate. The benefits of adding these trees in our community go beyond beautification, they will also provide natural shade, purify the air, support wildlife, and reduce soil erosion.

This is part of the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department initiative made possible through the FY 2020 Community Enrichment Funds to plant 230 trees at six local parks. So far, trees have been planted at Lions Park and Mike Zepeda Park. Other parks set to receive this enhancement are Labonte Park, West Guth Park, and Los Encinos Park.

The city is requesting only one media representative from each outlet. The public and the media are encouraged to view the briefing live on any of the following communication channels:

Facebook: @citygov

YouTube: CCTVCorpusChristi

For additional information, visit www.ccparkandrec.com (click ‘Parks & Development’). We are always looking for volunteers to join our Adopt-a-Park program. If you are interested in getting involved, contact Interim Assistant Director Lisa Oliver at (361) 826-3132 or LisaO@cctexas.com.

The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department is dedicated to providing quality, affordable, enrichment programs for all ages and interests. For more information about the wide variety of programs and services offered by the department, visit www.ccparkandrec.com. We invite everyone to Live. Learn. Play!