Texans Celebrate Arbor Day

Friday, November 6, 2015

Texans from across the state gathered to honor all of the ways trees enrich lives and stabilize the environment  during the State Arbor Day celebration at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station.

The festivities closed out a year-long celebration of Texas A&M ForestService’s centennial year and the "History in the Making: Texas A&M Forest Service" exhibit at the museum which chronicles the last 100 years of the agency.

With shovels in hand, local and state officials ceremoniously put mulch around a newly-planted tree on the library grounds, formalizing the celebration and leaving a permanent mark commemorating the event. This winter, volunteers will plant 40 additional trees along Barbara Bush Drive as a tribute to George H.W. Bush, the 41st president of the U.S., and his leadership in growing healthy , sustainable urban forests through the America the Beautiful Act.

Texas A&M Forest Service provides statewide leadership to assure the state's trees, forests and related natural resources are protected and sustained for the benefit of all.

“Tree planting always points us toward tomorrow and it is especially meaningful knowing the solid foundation of service we are planting and building upon. What better way to end one century of service and kickoff the next for our agency than by planting a tree and celebrating Arbor Day,” Tom Boggus, director of Texas A&M Forest Service said.

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