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About Tree The Town

Tree The Town is a citywide, public-private program with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for 50,000 new trees. The program officially began April 18, with the planting of 100 trees sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas on the Central Trail at the Galatyn Plaza.
The trees are being located along community trails and thoroughfares which could use more shade for hikers and bikers, or could use more trees to improve the landscaping along roadways. Some project locations are at: Central Trail south of the Galatyn Plaza and Routh Creek Parkway near the Spring Creek Nature area; medians on Arapaho Road west and east of Plano Road; medians on Campbell Road east of US75; and Duck Creek Linear Park west of Yale Boulevard.
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“This program supports key elements of the City Council’s goals and initiatives,” Richardson Mayor Gary Slagel said. “It promotes a sense of community identity and pride while helping to improve awareness of conservation and environmentally sustainable practices.”

In the “Tree the Town” program, the City identifies planting opportunities and private sponsors fund the trees. A sponsorship may be provided by a large corporation, small business, neighborhood association, civic group or individual. Texas Trees Foundation manages and coordinates the plantings and then maintains and waters the trees for the first year, after which the City is responsible.

Last updated: 11/17/2011 3:47:10 AM