City of Wilmer Hosts Free Tree Giveaway for Earth Day
The City of Wilmer will be hosting an Earth Day event on Saturday, April 23, where residence can claim a free tree seedling.
DALLAS, TX (April 20, 2022) – The City of Wilmer has partnered with Texas Trees Foundation to giveaway 250 free tree seedlings at the city’s Earth Day W.O.W. event. This year’s event theme is “Invest in Our Planet” and will be on Saturday, April 23, 2022, from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. at City Hall Square. There will also be a Litter Pick-Up Program at the event.
“City Council and staff are committed to provide our residents with services to help sustain our environment. With all of us acting together, we can ensure that we maintain a beautiful and safe community,” said City of Wilmer Mayor Sheila Petta. “We hope you can join us in keeping Wilmer beautiful and investing in our planet!”
There will be four different species of tree seedlings available at the giveaway including: Live Oak, Mexican White Oak, Shantung Maple, and Eastern Red Cedar. Trees will be available until supplies last. For details on the event visit https://bit.ly/3rEENiU
“Trees are an important part of keeping our neighborhoods cooler and healthier,” said Emily Plauche, Urban Forester for Texas Trees Foundation. “We are glad to be partnering with the City of Wilmer for another year to provide free trees for residence. The trees will help cool hotter areas in the summer and make Wilmer greener.”
Trees cool the surfaces of their surrounding environment through shade and offer additional ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration, air pollution removal, energy savings, and stormwater savings. Trees also provide health benefits and can lower temperatures up to 15 degrees.
For more information on Texas Trees Foundation, visit www.texastrees.org. You can also follow Texas Trees Foundation on Instagram at www.instagram.com/texastreesfoundation, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/texastrees, and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/texas_trees.
About Texas Trees Foundation
Celebrating 40 years of addressing urban forestry issues in Dallas, the Texas Trees Foundation has served as a catalyst in creating a reimagined green legacy for North Texas. Scientific research has led our vision of transforming outdoor spaces into greener, cleaner, cooler and healthier communities, while educating the public of the social, economic, environmental, and health benefits that trees provide. For more information on Texas Trees Foundation and its programs and projects, visit www.texastrees.org.