The annual Arbor Day Tree Giveaway has been held in The Woodlands since 1977, and on Jan. 27 the event will give residents the opportunity to pick up a seedling.

What's happening?

The event—which takes place this year from 9 a.m.-noon at Rob Fleming Park, 6055 Creekside Forest Drive, The Woodlands—has distributed more than 1.5 million seedlings since its inception, according to a news release from the township. The event is produced by The Woodlands Township Environmental Services Department this year with additional support from Howard Hughes and Waste Management.

The details

Both overstory and understory trees will be available, representing trees which reach higher than 60 feet at maturity and those which range from 8-50 feet, respectively. These include:

Overstory trees:
  • Shortleaf pine
  • Nutall oak
  • White oak
  • Pecan
  • Black willow
Understory trees:
  • Persimmon
  • Flowering dogwood
  • Black cherry
  • Chickasaw plum
  • False indigo
  • Buttonbush
  • Eastern redbud
According to the release, the trees provide a variety of options to benefit local wildlife, including flowers for pollinators, food for small animals and host plants for helpful insects.

Learn more

The township encourages residents to plant trees on their residential property or in community open space reserve and forest preserves, according to the release.

The event is free, but supplies are limited, and attendees are asked to bring a reusable bag for the seedlings.

Residents are encouraged to plant a tree on residential property, in community open space reserves and in forest preserves.

For more information, residents can visit