The City of Boerne celebrated Texas Arbor Day on Nov. 7 by planting 15 trees along the Currey Trail at Northside Neighborhood Park with the help of dozens of volunteers from local organizations.
Burkett Arbor Care and the Rotary Club of Boerne sponsored the event and provided the trees and manpower to assist Boerne Parks and Recreation crews in planting the trees. Together the group of volunteers and City staff planted five Mexican sycamores, five chinquapin oaks, and five cedar elms.
“Boerne Parks and Recreation is grateful for the support of our sponsors,” Recreation Coordinator Jerry Carlos said. “As they grow, these trees will provide shade and further improve the biodiversity of our parks and open spaces.”
Boerne Mayor Frank Ritchie attended the ceremony and read a proclamation declaring November 7, 2023, as Arbor Day in Boerne. Ritchie thanked the volunteers for ensuring Boerne continues to have these wonderful trees for generations to come.
After the ceremony and tree planting, volunteers and staff enjoyed refreshments provided by Grey Moss Inn – Cocina Mexican and the Richter Bakhaus.
While Arbor Day is observed nationally in April, Texas Arbor Day is held in early November when the weather is more favorable to planting trees.
The City of Boerne has been recognized as a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for each of the last 12 years. In that time, the City has planted nearly 2,000 trees.