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.
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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