Arborfest is an annual tree planting to celebrate Texas State Arbor Day. This event occurs every year thanks to a partnership between the City of Frisco, Parks & Recreation, the Urban Forestry Board and the Frisco Garden Club.
This free event is open to the public, and usually is scheduled for a Saturday morning, late in October or early in November.
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Arbor Day 2017
Saturday, October 28th, Frisco Commons Park
The Frisco Garden Club enjoys participating in Arborfest each year, donating a second tree for planting. The Arbor Day Committee decides on the species to be planted. The FGC Arbor Day Committee considers the best choice from the list of Texas Natives and the current city water restrictions.
This year, the Arbor Day Committee is participating in the City's Living Legacy Tree Program. The Mayor or City Councilman will present a proclamation and lend a hand with one of the golden shovels. Can you dig it?
Arbor Day in Frisco is usually held on one of the first Saturdays in November or at the end of October. The City of Frisco's Urban Forestry Board is made up of citizen volunteers who decide when and where the event will be held. The UFB will plant a tree in honor of Arborfest, give an informative presentation, and bestow the Champion Tree Award to a deserving citizen. Check out the city of Frisco's website to nominate your own beautiful tree specimen.
Arbor Day 2016
Saturday, October 29th, 2016
Warren Sports Complex, 7599 Eldorado Parkway
Frisco Garden Club President Marlene Byndon accepted the Arbor Day Proclamation for the Chinese Pistache tree planted in the Northeast field of the Warren Sports Complex. Dubbed "Penny the Pistache", our tree was planted next to the Red Oak tree contributed by the City of Frisco's Urban Forestry Board. Both specimens are suited to our North Texas soil and weather conditions. We look forward to watching Penny over the years. We will watch as she follows our President's edict: "Bloom Where You Are Planted!"
Arbor Day 2015
Saturday, October 31st at 10:30 a.m.
Warren Sports Complex, 7599 Eldorado Parkway(?) Frisco Commons Park
Arbor Day for 2015 faced challenges: scheduled to be in conjunction with the Frisco Garden Clubs annual Buffalo Stomp, the tree was to be planted at Warren Sports Park.
Rain is exactly what both of these events needed, however getting the trees planted in the rain proved impossible.
Arbor Day 2014
Saturday, November 1st at 9:00 a.m.
Frisco Commons Park, 8000 McKinney Road
In 2014, the Frisco Garden Club went a bit over budget to add a Texas Mountain Laurel during the Arborfest activities. This specimen tree is drought tolerant and has beautiful large purple blooms in spring. Shortly after planting, our tree sustained damage and looked a bit peaked, but it continues to grow and fill in. We are watching it and waiting to see how durable Texas Natives can truly be!