Texas Arbor Day Celebration at West Guth Park

Tree Planting Saturday, November 4 at 9am

CORPUS CHRISTI, TX – The Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department and the Tree Advisory Committee invite everyone to a tree planting ceremony on Saturday, November 4, at 9am, in celebration of Texas Arbor Day at West Guth Park, located at 9725 Up River Road. Twenty trees will be planted in the park including Live Oak, Monterrey Oak, Desert Willow, Desert Museum Palo Verde and Crape Myrtle. Volunteers are welcome. Planting supplies and tools will be provided.

Please come and join us as we celebrate trees and the expansion of our canopy. There are many benefits of having trees like helping clean the air and water, improving our health, enhancing flood control/drainage, increasing property value, adding beauty to our open spaces and saving money on energy bills.

In addition, the Parks & Recreation Department will be planting over 100 additional trees throughout the park system during the fall months. Adopted in 2012, the Parks & Recreation Master Plan established a goal of beautifying the park system and increasing the amount of shade to make the parks more welcoming during the summer months. As a result, the Tree Advisory Committee has been working closely with the department to develop a tree planting and maintenance plan to determine where trees should be planted and what is needed to maintain our public urban canopy. You can learn more about the Parks and Recreation Master Plan at www.ccparkandrec.com (click ‘Parks & Development’).

About Texas Arbor Day
Under the leadership of the Texas Forestry Association, Texas first observed Arbor Day in 1889, celebrating the benefits trees provide over a lifetime. Trees can reduce the erosion of our precious topsoil by wind and water, cut heating and cooling costs, moderate the temperature, clean the air, produce life-giving oxygen, and provide habitat for wildlife. Trees in our city increase property values, enhance the economic vitality of business areas, and beautify our community, and wherever they are planted, are a source of joy and spiritual renewal.