Jan 12

The Woodlands® Annual Arbor Day Celebration Set For Saturday, January 20 At Hughes Landing®

by The Woodlands

Over 65,500 Free Tree Seedlings will be Given Away at The Woodlands Arbor Day Celebration,
Continuing a 42-Year Tradition  

The Woodlands® Development Company, a wholly-owned subsidiary of The Howard Hughes Corporation®, will host the annual Arbor Day Celebration in The Woodlands on Saturday, January 20 from 10 am to 2 pm at Hughes Landing® on Lake Woodlands®.  Over 65,500 free tree seedlings will be given away at The Woodlands 42nd Annual Arbor Day Celebration - one of the longest traditions in the community.

Since 1977, The Woodlands Development Company and its sponsors have given away nearly 1.5 million tree seedlings at Arbor Day.  This year, nine varieties of free tree seedlings will be available. The selection of trees includes American Elm, Eastern Redbud, Laurel Oak, Live Oak, Loblolly Pine, Overcup Oak, Sawtooth Oak, Water Oak and Willow Oak. 

"We are excited to give away a varied selection of free tree seedlings and continue a popular tradition that enriches our forested community and adds to the natural beauty of The Woodlands. We thank our sponsors who help us with this effort,” said Tim Welbes, Co-President of The Woodlands Development Company. "Residents and guests are invited to come out and enjoy the festivities. We want to encourage residents to collect their free tree seedlings at the Arbor Day celebration and plant them on their property, in community open space reserves and in forest preserves.”

The Woodlands Township is the tree sponsor while BrightView Landscaping Services is a participating sponsor.  

"The Woodlands Township knows the importance of Arbor Day and is proud to sponsor this community tradition. The trees given away help long-lasting efforts to add thousands of trees in residential yards, roadways, commercial properties, parks and open spaces,” said Gordy Bunch, Chairman of The Woodlands Township Board of Directors.

Lovable mascot of The Woodlands, Puffy Pine Cone®, will also celebrate his birthday, beginning at 1pm with free birthday cupcakes and a visit with mascot friends, including Bridgeland Bill from The Woodlands’ sister community, Bridgeland®.

Free giant inflatable rides, rock walls, a petting zoo, pony rides, face painting, balloon artists and music will entertain the crowd. Free children’s promotional items will be given away while supplies last.

Hughes Landing is an award-winning, 66-acre mixed-use development on 200-acre Lake Woodlands, located on Hughes Landing Boulevard off Lake Woodlands Drive.


From left to right are Lorrie Parise,  Alex Sutton,  Gordy Bunch,  Tim Welbes and Kim Phillips. From left to right are Lorrie Parise, Alex Sutton, Gordy Bunch, Tim Welbes and Kim Phillips.

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