1 Million Trees Across Scenic Texas
The City of Horseshoe Bay is proud to partner with Scenic Texas for their new initiative called 1 Million Trees Across Texas!
The initiative started with an enthusiastic volunteer and an ambitious goal. Dripping Springs resident Bill Brock approached Scenic Texas in early 2020, wanting to plant 1 million trees across Texas along roadways, much like he did in his youth in the Peace Corp in Guatemala. In December 2020, Scenic Texas held the inaugural tree planting event in San Marcos along the highly trafficked Interstate 35. Scenic Texas partnered with the San Marcos River Foundation and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center for our very first event, planting more than 100 trees along the frontage road. Scenic Texas has donors that have allowed them to purchase a number of seedlings (approximately 2 feet tall) from seedling nurseries here in Texas.
The program for Horseshoe Bay homeowners is simple:
The City of Horseshoe Bay is taking orders until August 1 for trees to be delivered in Nov/Dec. Each lot with a home and an irrigation system that can reach the new seedling (approximately 2 feet tall) are eligible to receive 1 free seeding. If your home is located on a corner lot bordering two streets you may receive 2 seedlings. Currently the inventory includes the following types of trees to choose from: Chinquapin Oak, Monterrey Oak, Chinese Pistache and Cedar Elm.
The City will coordinate with you prior to delivery date in Nov/Dec for pick up by you or delivery to your home of your tree(s) for immediate planting that day.
The only program stipulations are: Developed lot with irrigation system to water seedlings; limited number of trees; must be planted in a front or side yard bordering a street on day of delivery; and must have some protection from being mowed and/or deer.
Let’s make Horseshoe Bay’s streets even more scenic and beautify our community.
Simply email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information or your order information to include: physical address, type of tree(s), and number of trees.
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