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Posted on: April 24, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Arbor Day

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The City of Baytown is looking to the future in so many ways, including protecting the environment. In Baytown, we also love our trees. In honor of Arbor Day, the City is giving away free trees to residents this Friday, April 28 while supplies last. You will be able to pick them up at the Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center, located at 1724 Market Street, beginning at 8am.

Cornell Gordon, Baytown Parks and Recreation Planning Superintendent, said “Arbor Day is an important day to recognize because it’s a reminder of our responsibility to be good stewards of our environment. Our tree giveaway provides an opportunity for residents to take part in replenishing trees that are a part of our natural resources.”

While there will be a limit of two trees per person, you’ll have more than 12 types to choose from. The list includes everything from River Birch to Vitex. If you love oak trees, many of the oak family (Live, Red, Nuttall, and Shumard) will be available.

Also, before you come, make sure you or someone you know has a green thumb because these trees won’t plant themselves. For more information, contact the Baytown Parks and Recreation Department at 281-420-6597 or visit

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