Trees to be planted, given away at ‘Tree-Centennial’ on Saturday
At a “Tree-Centennial” event on Saturday, volunteers will be planting and giving away trees at the University of Texas at San Antonio main campus.
Part of the city’s Tricentennial, the event is billed as an Arbor Day celebration geared for the mild fall weather in Texas, which is the best time of year to add trees here.
Volunteers are welcome to help with the planting of nearly 100 trees on campus from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m. After a ceremony at 10:30 a.m., the tree giveaway will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 2 p.m. The species include oak, sycamore, Texas mountain laurel or other seedlings to plant at home. There will also be a “Monster Mash Pumpkin Smash” from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The gathering spot is the UTSA East Campus parking lots, off Valero Way, between UTSA Boulevard and Loop 1604.