For Texas Arbor Day (the day before National Arbor Day), the town of Argyle and Argyle ISD partnered to dedicate four new trees at Unity Park on Friday afternoon.
The trees were planted behind the outfield fence and are about 20 feet high and 10 caliper inches. They cost about $17,000 total ,which includes a one-year warranty period, and they replace a 30-inch elm tree that had to be removed for the Crawford Road reconstruction project.
The dedication ceremony, with district officials and Mayor Bryan Livingston, was held before Argyle ISD’s 15 classes of fifth graders and included recognition of two students’ drawings in an Arbor Day-themed art contest.
“Argyle’s rural, small-town charm is anchored in our location on the western edge of the Cross Timbers,” said Argyle Mayor Bryan Livingston. “We are proud to once again be named Tree City USA and to celebrate the fact that over 30% of the town’s 11 square miles is under tree canopy.”
Celebrating Arbor Day is required to maintain the Tree City USA certification, which Argyle received for the second time last year.