Tyler wants volunteers to plant trees on Saturday
The city of Tyler and Mayor Barbara Bass are seeking volunteers to help plant about 100 trees on Saturday's Tree Tyler Day, according to a news release from the city.
Residents interested in volunteering are asked to meet at Harvey Convention Center, 2000 W. Front St., at 10 a.m. and enjoy a free breakfast from Einstein Bros. Bagels before everyone teams up to plant trees at locations throughout Tyler, the release stated. Volunteers are asked to bring their own shovel and gloves.
This is the third year of the Tree Tyler Initiative. As part of the initiative, residents have registered more than 4,000 trees that have been planted in the city limits. Tree Tyler day will give the community the opportunity to come together to work toward reaching the mayor's goal of planting 5,000 trees in five years, according to the news release.
The city already has picked out sites with proper irrigation for trees to be planted. The holes for the trees will be pre-dug. For more information, please contact the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department at 903-531-1179.