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     + 2021 Contest Information

    Celebrate Arbor Day the Texas Way!

    Texas Arbor Day 2021 Contest runs October 1, 2021 through November 2, 2021

    Help your state improve its trees by mapping your very own Tree Trail. This year’s Texas Arbor Day Contest features, Tree Trails, a tree measuring and mapping application that anyone can use.

    By completing a Tree Trail in your community, you could win $500 to improve your community treescape!

    Winners will be announced on Friday November 5, 2021 during the virtual Texas Arbor Day Celebration. Be sure to tune in!

    Download the contest flyers and get started today.

    2021 Texas Arbor Day Tree Trails Contest Instructions (PDF) 

    2021 Tree Trails Contest Rules (PDF) 

    Tree Trails Lunch-n-Learn Flyer (PDF)

     + How It Works

    Getting Started

    Step 1 Download the Tree Trails app on your tablet or smart phone, or visit theTree 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 education@tfs.tamu.edu

     + What Is Tree Trails?

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    Help Your Community Combat the Effects of Climate Change

    Tree Trails is a tree measurement and mapping app developed by Texas A&M Forest Service. Tree Trails allows anyone to get involved in the process of keeping track of our trees, and the app automatically calculates the real dollar benefits that trees provide.

    The app even tells you how much money is saved by the amount of carbon that the trees store. Help your community combat the effects of climate change in your area  by creating a Tree Trail today.

    Visit the Tree Trails Webpage


    Download the Tree Trails App

    Apple Store_Tree Trails Download 

    Google Play Store_Tree Trails Download

     + 2021 Contest Submission Form
     + Register for a Tree Trails Lunch-n-Learn