JFK Regional Tree Event: Honoring a Legacy
On Saturday, November 16, the City of Arlington’s Parks and Recreation Department, in conjunction with the Texas Trees Foundation, will honor the life, leadership and legacy of President John F. Kennedy with the planting of 50 trees at Webb Community Park. The Arlington tree planting event, is just one of a seven city mega event throughout Dallas-Fort Worth. The seven participating cities include Arlington, Dallas, Denton, Garland, Grand Prairie, Irving, and Rowlett.
“The Texas Trees Foundation is proud to be a part of honoring and celebrating the life of President Kennedy. President Kennedy, on many occasions referenced trees as an analogy of “we have no time to lose – let us plant our trees this afternoon.” A project involving seven cities around the area is a wonderful community endeavor and planting 2,000 trees in remembrance of our former President leaves a legacy for future generations stated Texas Trees Foundation President Janette Monear.
Atmos Energy, a proud partner for this event, reminds us to call 811 before digging to plant trees in your own yard. Sponsors for the tree planning include Atmos Energy, Calloway’s Nursery, and The Meadows Foundation.
About Texas Trees Foundation:
Texas Trees Foundation is a non-profit group dedicated to creating healthy communities through tree planting, education and outreach. For more information, please visit www.texastrees.org.
If you would like to volunteer to help plant the JFK Trees, please contact us to be added to the list and to receive further details. The v0lunteer plantings will kick-off at 9 a.m. with an official dedication ceremony at 10:30 a.m. immediately following the plantings.