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    Friday, November 6, 2020


    Carl Levin Park, 400 Millers Crossing

    Harker Heights, Texas


    Growing Texas Traditions: We want to help set a stronger legacy for Texas Arbor Day within and outside of our community. Trees are multi-generational and the benefits last even longer.

    Hosted by Texas A&M Forest Service, Texas Forestry Association, International Society of Arboriculture Texas Chapter, and the City of Harker Heights


    9:30 a.m.

    Live Streaming Arbor Day activities begins @texasforestserviceand@harkerheightstx


    10 a.m.

    Opening Ceremonies at Harker Heights

    Welcome by Texas State Forester Tom Boggus

    Posting of the Colors by Harker Heights Police and Fire Department Honor Guard            

    Pledge of Allegiance by Sergeant Raphael Baumgaertel


    Office of the Governor, presents the State Arbor Day Proclamation

    Mayor Pro Tem Michael Blomquist presents the City Arbor Day Proclamation and Tree City, USA flag

    Mayor Pro Tem recognizes Steve Carpenter - previous City Manager. The Harker Heights Parks and Recreation Department started under his management and the City obtained its Tree City USA under his management.             

                 Children’s performances by Longhorn Council Troop 287 and Sarah Trujillo

                 Texas Forestry Association President Dr. Hans Williams delivers history of Arbor Day

    Keynote Speaker President-Elect of the International Society of Arboriculture Dana Karcher delivers remarks

    Past President of the ISA Board of Directors Paul Johnson and

    A.J. Thibodeaux, President of the Texas Chapter International Society of Arboriculture announce the 2020 Texas Tree Awards  

    State Forester Tom Boggus wraps up with an Arbor Day Address

    State Forester presents City of Harker Heights with Texas Arbor Day Plaque         


    10:40 a.m.   

                  Ceremonial transfer of the Arbor Day shovel to 2021 Host City

                  Ceremonial tree planting, a Mexican Sycamore sponsored by Oncor


    11 a.m.

    Ceremony is followed by online, Live Streaming of educational activities and statewide celebrations