NMG will be participating in the Port Aransas Arbor Day Tree Give Away on Saturday, October 23, 2021. The event is scheduled from 9:00AM till Noon, however, we need to arrive NLT 8:00AM for orientation, training and setup. The event will take place at the University of Texas, Marine Science Institute, 750 Channel View Dr, Port Aransas, TX 78373, USA.
We will be contributing by assisting those coming to get a tree or shrub as part of the Give Away. All are 3-gallon sized Texas native species that include: American Beautyberry, Parsley Hawthorn, Texas Persimmon, Deciduous Holly, Mexican Plum, Overcup Oak, Willow Oak, Palmetto Palm, and Elderberry. We will answer questions and get plants from a staging area to give to the guest.
NMG will be able to select from the available plants. Volunteer hours earned can be applied in A.ED-Presentations, EXT OFF-Project, COMMUNITY SUPPORT and/or NMG-Support along with Travel Time. This will assist you in applying volunteer hours in a Project where you need hours. You can take the hours in one Project, or you can divide the time between Projects. In the Description use Port Aransas Arbor Day Tree Give Away. Attached is a Site Layout. Volunteers are asked to park in the designated parking leaving Guest Parking open for those visiting to pick up plants. If you have a NMG T-Shirt or Shirt, be sure to wear it with your name badge or tag.
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Want to win $500 to improve an outdoor space in your community? Gather a team and enter this year’s Texas Arbor Day contest using Tree Trails, a tree mapping application from Texas A&M Forest Service. This is a great activity to do with school groups, members of the community, or fellow chapter members!
Trees make our world a better place, and it is our responsibility to make sure our trees remain healthy and cared for. Knowing where our trees are growing, measuring them, and calculating their individual benefits is a great place to start. Tree Trails is an app that turns this process a fun activity that anyone can do. Gather your group of friends, classmates, and/or members of the community and help Texas map our trees and calculate the real dollar benefits that those trees provide! Visit our website for full contest rules.
Step 1: Download the Tree Trails app on your tablet or smart phone or visit the Tree Trails website.
Step 2: Identify an area that meets the requirements of the contest.
This year there are 4 location categories to choose from:
1. School Campus (K-12 or College Campus)
2. Public Library
3. Unique Public Green Spaces (Parks, greenbelts, arboretums etc.)
4. Walking Distance to a Hospital or Assisted Living Facility
Step 3: Assemble your group, gather your supplies, and hit the field!
The instructions in the app tell you exactly what you’ll need and what steps to take to gather data on your trees.
You’ll be measuring the tree, identifying the species, and entering the GPS coordinates, and then the app calculates all of the benefits for you!
Don’t worry if you’re not a tree expert! The app gives you everything you need to successfully complete a Tree Trail, no experience necessary.
Step 4: Submit the Texas Arbor Day Tree Trails Contest Form, including the name you’ve given your Tree Trail, the names of your group’s members, and the organization or community that you represent.
Additional Questions/Comments? Contact Texas A&M Forest Service at email@example.com