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Posted on: November 3, 2016

[ARCHIVED] Community invited to tree planting at Haley Park this Saturday

With cooler temperatures coming to the Permian Basin, experts say fall is the perfect time to give plants a chance to establish their roots before harsh temperatures and dry conditions create stressful environments.

The City of Midland’s Parks & Recreation Division, Keep Midland Beautiful and TreeKeepers are inviting the public to a community tree planting event from 10 a.m. to noon on Saturday, Nov. 5 at Haley Park (1800 Holloway Avenue, near Museum of the Southwest), where participants can help make a difference while learning about tree planting. Professionals will be in attendance to talk about good planting practices and how to give your landscape the best chance for success.

Seventeen trees have been donated by TXU Energy for the event, as well as several tree seedlings that will be given to volunteers so that they can incorporate their new skills at home and plant a new addition in their own landscape.

Participants should bring gloves and a shovel, and wear comfortable clothes and closed-toe shoes.

For more information, please contact Laurie Williams at lwilliams@midlandtexas.gov or by phone at 432-685-7370. To sign up as a volunteer, contact Keep Midland Beautiful at 432-688-7745, or visit Keep Midland Beautiful's Facebook page.

In the case of inclement weather, the event will be cancelled and trees will be planted by the City of Midland.

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Media Contact: Parks & Recreation Manager Laurie Williams

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