Austin Arbor Day 2011
Join us to celebrate Austin's 20th annual Arbor Day
Help us celebrate trees as part of Austin’s 20th annual Arbor Day! This year we’re kicking off our local tree planting season (October through March) with lots of fun activities that celebrate the Austin community’s deep, abiding love of trees. Plus, don't miss the official recognition of Austin’s 2011 Tree of the Year and Community tree winners.
Here's the full schedule:
9:00 am - Spread the Love and Spread Some Mulch. Come on out and help mulch trees in Zilker Park. Volunteers should sign up on the Austin Parks Foundation website.
11:00 am - Celebrate with us! Austin is celebrating its 20th Arbor Day and the recognition of this year's Tree of the Year and Community Tree. This year’s Tree of the Year, a native pecan tree, witnessed much of Austin’s history throughout it’s long life near Barton Springs. The species, the state tree of Texas, has magnificent branches reaching over 100 feet and invites the community to gather, relax and play. This tree provides sustenance to its visitors as well as untold generations of new pecan trees to sustain our urban forest.
11:30 am - Come out and engage in fun tree-related activities.
- Kids can climb a tree with the assistance of professionals
- Invasive Tree Piñata SMACKDOWN!
- Pick up a free tree Sapling
- Take a bucket truck ride and see the trees from on high
- Visit with Smokey Bear and Barkley the 10ft tall Tree... and so much more!
1:00 pm - Leaf for a Leaf, a program for kids supporting reading and trees. Arbor Day continues the celebration down the road at Twin Oaks Library at 1800 South 5th Street.
- Learn how borrowing books is good for the environment!
- Tree themed crafts for children and adults
- Join in the Leaf for a Leaf reading campaign