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Mayor's Tree Tyler Planting Event
Mayor's Tree Tyler Initiative
 In accordance with the Tyler 21 Plan, the City is announcing the launch of the Mayor’s Tree Tyler Initiative.

"Tyler is blessed with a beautiful urban forest,” said Mayor Barbara Bass. “We are a natural beauty in large part because of our urban forest. Major efforts have been made in the City of Tyler to both protect this urban forest and to add to it.”

More than 20 years ago the TREES Committee was established with a goal to reforest City parks and public spaces, to protect and preserve Tyler’s trees and to educate the public about their importance. Countless hours have been spent on tree plantings as well as working on City Ordinances to provide protection for trees. This tree initiative has evolved over the years and most recently played a major role in the City’s Tyler 21 master planning effort. Through this public process it became evident that our citizens recognize the importance and value of trees to this community. Trees provide a range of benefits including, but not limited to, an increase in property valuation, environmental affects and aesthetic impacts.

To respond to the community’s desire to save and plant trees, the City of Tyler is launching a new program to bring the spotlight on all these efforts by creating one clear goal: Tree Tyler. The Mayor’s 2015 Tree Tyler Initiative will be Mayor driven, and will establish a goal and implementation strategy to plant 5,000 trees in the next five years.

“The initiative will include tree plantings on public property, like parks and right-of-ways,” added Mayor Bass. “However, there will also be a concerted effort to encourage citizens to plant trees on their own property as well.”
Tree City USA

In 2007, the City of Tyler adopted the Tyler 21 Plan that identified a shared vision for Tyler’s future. An entire chapter of the plan was dedicated to parks and open spaces; one of the goals in that chapter was to apply for a Tree City USA® designation from the National Arbor Day Foundation.

Tree City USA

Upcoming Plantings

Artmire’s Urban Forestry has completed a planting of 980 Dogwood trees along Faulkner Park hiking/Biking Trail and Creek Side Trail. Eric Artmire donated the trees to the city to help the Mayor reach her Goal to plant 5000 trees in 5 years through the Tree Tyler Initiative.

Mayors Tree Tyler Initiative tree planting will be held March 8 @ 9:30 a.m. located on the patio at Brookshires Fresh. For Questions please call the Parks Office at 903-531-1370.
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Program Description

BACKGROUND:

Tyler, Texas is blessed with a beautiful urban forest. We are a natural beauty, as our City logo states and a great deal of the credit should be given to trees. Major efforts have been made in the City of Tyler to both protect this urban forest and to add to it.

More than twenty years ago the TREES Committee was established with a goal to protect the natural trees and to teach people how to plant more trees. Countless hours have been spent on tree plantings as well as working on City Ordinances to provide protection for trees. This tree initiative has evolved over the years and most recently played a major role in the City’s Tyler 21 master plan effort. Through this public process it became evident that our citizens recognize the importance and value of trees to this community. Trees provide a range of benefits including, but not limited to, an increase in property valuation, environmental affects, and aesthetic impacts.

THE PLAN:

To respond to the community’s desire to save and plant trees, the City of Tyler is launching a new program to bring the spotlight on all these efforts by creating one clear goal: Tree Tyler. The Mayor’s 2015 Tree Tyler program will be Mayor driven, and will establish a goal and implementation strategy to plant a particular species and number of trees annually.