Texas Arbor Day

Texas Arbor Day Logo thumbnailNovember 4, 2023

5 to 7 p.m.

Midlothian Community Park 

3601 S. 14th Street

Free tree giveaway.  

This event is made possible through a grant by the Midlothian Community Development Corporation.

More details to come.

The City of Midlothian Parks and Recreation Department is celebrating Texas Arbor Day with a free tree giveaway on Saturday, November 54 at Community Park.  Activities and types of trees will be added at a later date.

History of Arbor Day

J. Sterling Morton, president Grover Cleveland’s Secretary of Agriculture, established the first Arbor Day in the United States more than 140 years ago. Now it is observed throughout the nation on the last Friday in April.  However, because late fall and winter are the best times to plant trees in Texas, the Lone Star State celebrates the holiday on the first Friday in November.

While most holidays celebrate something that has already happened and is worth remembering, Arbor Day represents a hope for the future. The simple act of planting a tree represents a belief that the tree will grow to provide us with clean air and water, cooling shade, habitat for wildlife, healthier communities, and endless natural beauty — all for a better tomorrow.