Arbor Day is a day dedicated annually to public tree-planting in the US, Australia, and other countries. It is usually observed in late April or early May. Arbor Day literally translates to “tree” day from the Latin origin of the word arbor—is a holiday that celebrates the planting, upkeep and preservation of trees. National Arbor Day is celebrated every year on the last Friday in April; it is a civic holiday in Nebraska. Other states have selected their own dates for Gas State Arbor Day is held the first Friday in November. Fall is a terrific time to plant trees all across Texas.
NMG partners with Nueces Electric Coop (NEC) annually to celebrate Arbor Day. The US Forest Service provides NEC with hundreds of small tree saplings. The event is open and FREE to the public and starts at 9:00AM concluding at 2:00PM. As guest exit the NEC inner yard they pass out the gate where NMG has a tent setup and volunteers stations along the parking area before the exit to the County Road. We pass out flier on the trees given out, answer questions on the best techniques for planting and maintaining the tree as it matures. We also pass out broachers and membership applications to those interested in joining the NMG.
Norma Hernandez is the Event Coordinator. She can be contacted about the program at TreasurerElect.NuecesMG@Gmail.com.