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The Woodlands 45th Annual Arbor Day Celebration Takes Place Saturday, January 23

Native tree seedlings given away to reforest the community is the purpose of The Woodlands Annual Arbor Day Celebration.  In 1977,  The Woodlands Corporation, now The Howard Hughes Corporation, created the first annual Arbor Day Celebration for our community.

Throughout the past four-and-a-half decades, more than 1.5 million free tree seedlings have been given away to residents of The Woodlands.

“Arbor Day is one of the longest standing traditions in our community, and The Howard Hughes Corporation is proud to have hosted the first annual Arbor Day celebration 45 years ago, where residents participate in planting native trees to enhance the natural beauty of The Woodlands, one of the most successful master planned communities in the nation,” said Jim Carman, President – Houston Region for The Howard Hughes Corporation.

The Woodlands 45th Annual Arbor Day Tree Giveaway will take place on Saturday, January 23 from 9 AM – 12 noon at the Sawdust Park and Ride at 701 Westridge Road in The Woodlands.   Guests will receive their tree seedlings, which will be placed inside of their vehicles by volunteers.

Twelve native tree seedlings will be given away while supplies last:

  • American Sycamore
  • Chinkapin Oak
  • Green Ash
  • Loblolly Pine
  • Possomhaw Holly
  • Red Maple
  • Roughleaf Dogwood
  • Spicebush
  • Texas Persimmon
  • Texas Redbud
  • Tulip Poplar
  • Witch Hazel

“Native trees support the reforestation of The Woodlands and can help local wildlife with food sources from the produce of the trees,” said Dan Kolkhorst, Vice President, Land Development for The Howard Hughes Corporation. “The variety of canopy and understory trees which will be distributed this year provide a wide range of height to create a natural ambiance for the community.”

This year, the tree giveaway is hosted by The Woodlands Township and sponsored by The Woodlands GREEN, Chevron Phillips Chemical, Waste Management and Woodlands Water.

“We encourage residents to enjoy the 45th Arbor Day Celebration and plant trees in their own yard or community open space reserves,” said Carman.

The Howard Hughes Corporation is committed to continuing to provide open space for residents to enjoy with 7,665 acres now devoted to green space in forested reserves, greenbelts, parks, hike-and-bike trails and golf courses. Nearly 8,000 acres, that’s 28%,  will remain green space at buildout.

Whether planting your tree seedlings in open green space or in your own backyard, happy planting!