Tree Advisory Committee Will Plant 15 Trees to Celebrate Texas Arbor Day at Salinas Park

On November 6, the Corpus Christi Parks & Recreation Department and the Tree Advisory Committee will host a tree planting at Salinas Park starting at 10:00 am to celebrate Texas Arbor Day. Fifteen trees including Live Oaks and Chinese Pistache will be planted at the park. Volunteers are welcome. Planting supplies and tools will be provided. The Manuel Quintana Salinas Park is located at 1354 Airport Road, near the Corpus Christi State School.

In addition, the Parks & Recreation Department will be planting over 80 additional trees throughout the park system during the Fall months. Adopted in 2012, the Parks and 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 (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 that 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.