The City of Texarkana, Texas partnered up with the Master Gardeners of Bowie and Miller county and hosted a tree planting project this past Wednesday, March 2. Students from Maud, Liberty-Eylau, Pleasant Grove and Texarkana, Arkansas ISDs all participated in planting 600 trees into pots. They will be used as part of a stream restoration project as well as a future Arbor Day tree give-away.

The event on Wednesday took place just three days before the actual Arbor Day tree give-away at Spring Lake Park this Saturday, March 5, across from the splash pad.

“About 55 students all together came out and got this project done in less than 2 hours.” Vashil Fernandez, Interim Director for Planning and Community Development said. “We are so excited to be working with the school districts to engage and encourage their students to contribute to the development of their city.”

The Arbor Day tree give-away event will last until all trees are given are gone. Those interested in obtaining trees must enter the park from the Mall Drive entrance and will be asked to remain in their vehicle and a volunteer will bring the trees to the vehicle.

See Lisa's article for complete details about the annual tree giveaway here.

For more information about the planting event, please contact Vashil Fernandez at 903-798-3904 or

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