Twenty new trees were planted Tuesday at Boerne City Lake Park.
Members of the City’s Park and Recreation Department, alongside the Boerne Rotary Club, Burkett Arbor Care and the Texas A&M Forest Services worked together to plant the Cider Elm, Chinquapin Oak, Mexican Sycamore and Monterrey trees.
All four trees are native to Texas and able to grow well based on the climatology of the Texas Hill Country.
Mayor Pro-Tem Robert ‘Ty’ Wolosin was also on hand to proclaim November 2, 2021, Arbor Day in the City of Boerne.
This year also marks the 100th tree planted at the park since 2017, as part of the community’s participation in Texas Arbor Day celebrations.
Due to its dedication to enhancing our greenspace, Boerne continues to be recognized as a Tree City USA community by the Arbor Day Foundation. In the past decade alone, nearly 1,800 trees have been planted in the city. The honor is bestowed upon communities that show a commitment to effective urban forest management.
"Becoming a Tree City USA was one of my first tasks upon joining the City of Boerne in 2010," Assistant City Manager Danny Zincke said. "I am so proud at how far we have come and the amazing work our community makes every year in protecting and enhancing the wonderful natural resources in the Texas Hill Country."
By having a tree board/department, tree care ordinance, annual community forestry budget and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation, Boerne met the requirements for the designation.
Though Arbor Day is celebrated nationally on April 30, the city continues to recognize the day with our annual tree planting event in November in partnership with Texas Arbor Day.