Texas Trees Foundation and the City of Wilmer Will Host a Free Tree Distribution Event

The initiative will provide up to 250 trees to Wilmer residents

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On April 29, the Texas Trees Foundation will partner with the City of Wilmer to distribute 250 free trees at Wilmer City Hall from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. in recognition of Earth Day. Tree species available include Chinquapin Oak, Texas Red Oak, Lacey Oak, and Pecan.

Residents who pre-register on the City's website will drive to Wilmer City Hall and collect their selected tree at City Hall square while following COVID-19 safety guidelines.

Each tree will be accompanied by tree planting and maintenance instructions. Residents receiving a tree agree to water and tend to the tree during its establishment period.

"The City of Wilmer is excited to partner with the Texas Trees Foundation to celebrate and recognize Earth Day 2021 by giving away trees to our residents," said Sheila Petta, Mayor of Wilmer. "Every tree planted will help improve our wonderful city through beautification and preserve our environment for the future. We are committed to providing a clean, green, and safe place for residents to live, work, and play."

Tree giveaways that result in plants across the City can impact a number of environmental challenges and enhance neighborhood livability, such as providing shade, reducing heating/cooling costs, and improving the city's overall infrastructure.

By providing complimentary trees, the City of Wilmer aims to encourage residents to actively participate in making their community greener and cleaner, while also raising awareness about climate change.

"We are delighted to be working with the City of Wilmer to increase the tree canopy in their city," said Norm Daley, Texas Trees Foundation Director of Operations. "The newly planted trees will improve residents' quality of life and provide them with all the benefits that trees bring to their community, such as shade, clean air, and energy conservation."

For more information about the tree giveaway, please contact Rona Stringfellow, City Administrator, at 972-441-6373, email rstringfellow@cityofwilmer.net, or visit the City of Wilmer's website at https://bit.ly/3e7CJIu

Source: Texas Trees Foundation

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