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The Tyler Trees Committee and the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department will host a tree planting event celebrating Arbor Day on Saturday, Jan. 16 at 10 a.m. at Woldert Park, 501 W. 32nd St.

To reduce the exposure to COVID-19, a limited number of volunteer spots will be open to the public. Participants must pre-register online before the event. Registration will include a t-shirt. Volunteers will be asked to wear face masks throughout the event.

To register and find more information, visit KeepTylerBeautiful.com or contact Keep Tyler Beautiful Community Coordinator Belen Casillas at (903) 531-1335.

About Tyler Trees Committee

The Tyler Trees Committee was established in 1989 and has planted thousands of trees in Tyler’s parks and schools with the help of thousands of community volunteers. The Trees Committee was originally formed to address the loss of trees in Bergfeld Park. Since 1989, the Committee has gone on to host tree plantings in other City parks, schools and other locations. Trees planted by the Committee have been carefully researched and varieties are chosen that are adaptable to Tyler’s soil conditions and climate. By working with the City arborist, the Committee is assured the best selections are made so future generations will benefit from their efforts.

About the Tyler Parks and Recreation

The Parks and Recreation Department provides oversight for the City’s open spaces, athletic complexes and recreationally oriented programs for the use of all residents and visitors. Staff members diligently maintain a proactive maintenance program for over 26 park areas including oversight of maintenance activities on 23 playgrounds, traffic islands and medians, landscaping at City buildings, cemeteries and the downtown square. They also provide for the propagation of seasonal and perennial plant materials utilized in the Parks beautification programs, as well as the maintenance of trees in the Parks system. The mission of the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department is to improve the quality of life for our residents and guests by providing superior parks, cemeteries, recreational and tourism opportunities. Our vision is to provide residents and visitors with attractive outdoor spaces that are well maintained while continuing to be fiscally responsible. Learn more at www.TylerParksandRec.com.

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