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January 16, 2008

2008 Arbor Day Vounteer Tree Planting

The Houston Parks and Recreation Department invites you to celebrate Arbor Day in Houston on January 26th by volunteering to plant over 3,000 trees in only 4 hours!  500 volunteers are needed to create an urban forest on the medians along North Shepherd between I-45 and Northew Street.

Join the fun and volunteer to be a part of this year's Arbor Day Celebration!  Individuals, clubs, and corporate teams are encouraged to take part!  Volunteers can register for this event by contacting Vannessa Wade at (713) 845-1117 or  All volunteers must sign a waiver before participating and extra waiver forms will be available on the day of the event.

On Arbor Day, January 26, 2008, volunteers should report to their assigned planting site by 8:00 a.m. Please dress comfortably for planting and bring your own rakes, shovels, gloves and boots.  Water and snacks will be provided.  Children must be accompanied by their guardian or a responsible adult.  No pets please.

Houston's 2008 Arbor Day celebration is sponsored by the Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Congressman Ted Poe, Texas Department of Transportation, Apache Foundation, and Trees For Houston.

This event is part of the Houston Area Freeway Forestation Project, sponsored by Congressman Ted Poe.   For more information on Arbor Day 2008 visit