Plant a Tree program starts
The Ellis County Press
WAXAHACHIE - As part of the city’s new tree planting program, the City of Waxahachie is selling trees to help replace older ones and add new trees to newly developed public right-of-way.
The public is able to purchase trees in memory of loved ones while businesses are able to purchase trees on a sponsorship basis.
A total of 25 trees will be planted, five of each being crape myrtle, autumn blaze maple, live oak, red oak and magnolia. The cost is $200 per tree and they will be sold until Arbor Day on April 24, or while supplies last.
"Waxahachie is known for our beautiful crape myrtles, as well as other trees, and we want to make sure that we are proactive in maintaining our tree population," said John Smith, director of the city’s parks and recreation department.
The $200 cost of the tree goes completely to purchasing. The order forms may be downloaded from the city’s website at www.waxahachie.com, or in person at 401 S. Rogers.
For questions regarding the tree planting program, please contact the city at 972-937-7330, ext. 284.