NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Arbor Day is celebrated the first Friday in November each year in a different Texas city.
This year, the City of Nacogdoches is the host city.
The Oldest Town in Texas is a logical selection. This year, in honor of its Tricentennial Year celebration, volunteers began planting 300 trees. The last one will be planted Friday morning at a statewide celebration of trees.
"We will be planting the 300th tree at the Millard's Crossing and this is a sapling of the Treaty Oak which is a very famous tree from Austin, so it will be a very exciting day," said Amy Mehaffey, the communications director for the City of Nacogdoches. "We have a lot of trees from the Arbor Day Foundation so that the young people who are in attendance can go home and plant trees of their own and kinda spread the wealth throughout Nacogdoches."
The statewide Arbor Day celebration will be Friday morning at Millard's Crossing. Lots of booths with various tree information will be set up beginning at 9 a.m. The program featuring Arbor Day guests will begin at 10 a.m., and the 300th tree planting will take place at 11.