National Arbor Day is celebrated every year on
the last Friday in April. So why does The Woodlands celebrate Arbor Day in
January? Tree planting season.
"We celebrate Arbor Day
in January because our weather in Texas can be brutally hot. We try to plant
trees where they have the best chance for survival, and that’s in the cooler
months,” said Marcus Fielder, director of landscape management for The
Woodlands Development Company.
The Woodlands Development Company continues this
tradition for the 41st year on Saturday, Jan 28 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
at its new location – Hughes Landing on Lake Woodlands.
Here are some fun tidbits about the celebration:
·The Woodlands has given away over 1.44 million free tree seedlings
throughout the event’s 41-year history.
·The Inaugural Arbor Day Celebration in The Woodlands was held in
Grogan’s Mill Village Center in 1977.
·The Woodlands Arbor Day Celebration is the second longest-running
celebration in the community, beat out only by our Independence Day
·Each year, all trees are given away or re-planted into The
Woodlands’ landscape to beautify the forest.
·Some of the first trees from the Inaugural Arbor Day Celebration
were planted in a cul-de-sac off of Splash Pines Drive in the Village of
·We will be distributing eight different varieties of trees this
year - Eastern Redbud, Loblolly Pine,
Overcup Oak, Pin Oak, Shumard Oak, Sawtooth Oak, Sycamore and Willow Oak.
help Arbor Day continue include CHI St.
Luke’s Health and Repsol as presenting sponsors; The Woodlands Township as a tree sponsor; and BrightView Landscaping Services as a participating sponsor.
For more information on Arbor Day in The Woodlands, click here.