City of Plano Hosts First Plano Tree Fest

Plano Tree Fest // photo courtesy Marcus Wallis

Did you know Plano is home to more than one million trees, each one providing numerous benefits to our community? And we will celebrate those trees at special events Nov. 1-3 in honor of Arbor Day.

The State of Texas Arbor Day Celebration will take place Nov. 1 at 10 a.m at Bob Woodruff Park. The city will honor Tom Muehlenbeck for bringing Tree City USA to Plano and honor 30 years of Plano being a Tree City. The Tree City USA program recognizes cities for their excellence in urban forestry management.

The City of Plano is also hosting its first Plano Tree Fest Nov. 2 from 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at Oak Point Park. Plano Tree Fest is a family-friendly festival that will inform the community about the city’s green initiatives while having a little fun. This free, eco-friendly event will include market vendors, health-conscious food vendors, food trucks, live music and free yoga classes. There will also be the Oncor Kids Zone with hands-on education stations, a rock climbing wall and bounce houses.

Southern Land Company and Morada Plano have come on board as sponsors to help educate the community on what they can do to keep Plano beautiful.

EarthX will provide a free virtual reality experience and Home Depot will offer a tile painting activity. Guests can also enjoy free barre and yoga classes throughout the day, taught by The Barre Code Plano, The Mat Yoga Studio and db Yoga.

There’s even a chance to win four tickets to Go Ape Zip Line and Treetop Adventures.  Just create an art piece out of recyclable items – paper, cardboard, cans and plastics #1, 2 and 5 – and then send a direct message on Facebook to Plano Arts & Events with a photo and description of your art. Contest ends at midnight on Oct. 30.

For avid outdoor lovers, families can participate in the Arbor Day Camp Out Nov. 2-3 at Oak Point Park Nature and Retreat Center. The camp out will include an evening of outdoor games, nature walks, story-telling near the fire, s’mores and family fun. The cost is $9 per person, include dinner and a light breakfast.

 

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