•  Arbor Day logo  

    El Paso, Texas
    Galaztan Park
    Friday, November 2 

    El Paso AD 18

    Hosted by Texas A&M Forest Service, Texas Forestry Association, International Society of Arboriculture Texas Chapter,  City of El Paso and the City of El Paso Parks and Recreation Department


      10 a.m.       


          Opening Ceremonies

                Welcome by Texas State Forester Tom Boggus            
                Pledge of Allegiance - Anton Green & Brissa Portillo



                  Office of the Governor, presents the State Arbor Day Proclamation

                  Local Official presents the City Arbor Day Proclamation

                  El Paso Parks and Recreation Director Tracy A. Novak recognizes Remembrance Tree Program contributors

                  West Texas Urban Forestry Council President Denise Rodriguez recognizes Oscar Mestas

                  Children’s performance by Aralei  Valdez & Aaliyah Rodriguez             

                  Texas Forestry Association President Charley Colvin delivers history of Arbor Day

                  Keynote Speaker Greg McNicol, Associate Vice President of University of Texas at El Paso, delivers remarks

                  State Forester Tom Boggus wraps up with an Arbor Day Address            

    10:40 a.m.    
                  Ceremonial transfer of the Arbor Day shovel to 2019 Host City

                  Ceremonial tree planting

                  Ceremony is followed by educational activities free and open to the public