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Grand Prairie to host Texas’ Arbor Day celebration

The city of Grand Prairie will host the official Arbor Day Celebration for state of Texas at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 3, at Grand Central, 2975 Esplanade, near The Epic/Epic Waters.  There’s no admission and the event is open to the public.
 The event will include a ceremonial tree planting, which will take place at about 10:20 a.m.  After the ceremony, guests can pick up free Texas Red Oak seedlings (with instructions) and browse about 25 informational/educational (and kid-friendly) booths that cover outdoor-related topics like tree planting and maintenance, the Grand Prairie Living Memorial Forest program, Monarch butterflies, water conservation, smartscaping, pet care and adoption, insect bite protection and more.
Grand Prairie is a Tree City, USA community (Arbor Day Foundation program). In fact, it’s the second city in the U.S. to be accepted into the program. Grand Prairie has a Living Memorial Forest program that gives community members the opportunity to have a tree planted in a loved one’s honor in a Grand Prairie public park.
For more info, go to gptx.org.

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