Texas State Arbor Day 2015

    Location: George Bush Presidential Library and Museum, College Station

    Date: Friday, Nov. 6, 2015

    Time: 10 a.m.2 p.m.

    This ceremony will close out a year-long celebration of the Texas A&M Forest Service centennial year and the "History in the Making: Texas A&M Forest Service" exhibit at the museum.

    Texans from around the state will converge the first Friday in November to celebrate Texas’ 126th State Arbor Day. With shovels in hand, local and state officials will ceremoniously put mulch around a newly-planted tree on the library grounds, formalizing the celebration and leaving a permanent mark commemorating the event. After the ceremony, volunteers will plant 40 additional trees as a tribute to George H.W. Bush, the 41st president, and his leadership in growing healthy, sustainable urban forests through the America the Beautiful Act.

    Arbor Day, above all, presents a tremendous opportunity to teach fundamental lessons about stewardship of our natural resources and caring for our environment.

    Under the leadership of the Texas Forestry Association, Texas first observed Arbor Day in 1889, celebrating the benefits that trees provide over a lifetime. The annual state celebration is held in a different city each year on the first Friday in November.

    Come spend the afternoon at the Bush Library to celebrate Texas State Arbor Day! Openingceremony is at 10 a.m. followed by a tree planting ceremony at 11 a.m. At 11:15 a.m. the exhibit will open and there will be an educational fair until 2 p.m. 

    For fun Arbor Day activities, click here!

    For information about the event, visit the Bush Library events page