Saturday, February 10: Volunteer with Village Tree Planting

villlage tree plantingLiving in The Woodlands, it’s easy to appreciate the natural beauty that surrounds our daily commutes whether in cars, on bikes, or on foot. Nature keeps us healthy and the tree canopy in our community provides cool shade and verdant color to brighten our days. Trees also reduce air pollution, take up and store carbon dioxide, reduce storm water runoff, and cools nearby buildings and homes.

Each year, in partnership with The Woodlands Development Company
and in celebration of Arbor Day, over 3,000 seedlings are planted to sustain this natural amenity. On Saturday, February 10, 2018 from 8 a.m. until noon in Creekside Village, residents can take part in this fun, family friendly activity.

The first event recruited 25 volunteers, last year there were over 350 participants. And for the upcoming Village Tree Planting, the Environmental Services department will again recruit close to 350 volunteers to help.

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Volunteers range from young kids to retirees. For the half-day commitment, volunteers will help with digging, spreading soil, planting the seedlings and watering.  Interested parties can sign up online.

Plan to join your neighbors and friends on Saturday, February 10 to plant a tree and build our livable forest.