New Braunfels to celebrate Arbor Day with tree giveaway

Local organizations will share about conservation efforts and native plants, and 200 trees will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)
Local organizations will share about conservation efforts and native plants, and 200 trees will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Local organizations will share about conservation efforts and native plants, and 200 trees will be given away on a first-come, first-served basis. (Courtesy Adobe Stock)

Residents can learn about native plants, recycling, watershed development and more during the New Braunfels Community Arbor Day on Oct. 16.

From 9 a.m.-noon, the New Braunfels Native Plant Society, the city’s solid waste and recycling division, the Watershed Conservation Division and other groups will operate booths along Playground Drive in Landa Park.

The event will also include activities for children as well as a tree giveaway where 200 trees will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.

Households are limited to one tree each, which will be in 1-gallon containers. The majority of the trees will be red oak trees, but some other varieties will also be available.

“Trees play an important part in our community,” said Joshua King, city of New Braunfels urban forester, in a press release. “Not only do they help the environment by providing oxygen, but they also improve air quality, help conserve water, and support wildlife.”


Studies have also shown trees increase the quality of life for residents by promoting health and social well-being, reducing stress and encouraging physical activity, King said.

New Braunfels has been part of the Tree City USA program for 33 years. Members of the program have committed to protecting trees in their communities through tree ordinances and a division within the parks department dedicated solely to the maintenance and preservation of local trees.

For more information about the event and tips on how to plant new trees, visit the city’s Arbor Day website.
By Lauren Canterberry

Reporter, New Braunfels

Lauren joined Community Impact Newspaper as a reporter in October 2019. After graduating with a degree in journalism from the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia, Lauren was a freelance journalist and worked as a college English teacher in China. At CI, Lauren covers education, local government, transportation, business, real estate development and nonprofits in New Braunfels.



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