This week, the Richardson City Council celebrated the planting of 120 trees as part of the Tree the Town program, this one sponsored by Evergreen at Richardson Senior Living at North Star and Renner roads.
Richardson’s Tree the Town program started as North Texas’ largest tree planting initiative in April 2010. The program’s goal is to plant 50,000 trees in Richardson during the next 10 years on private and public property through the support of sponsorships and individual participation.
Since its inception, Tree the Town has served as the catalyst for the “Tree North Texas” initiative that has a goal of planting 3 million trees by the year 2021. Richardson’s Tree the Town program was put on hold in 2011 due to extreme drought conditions experienced in and around the city. So far more than 7,500 trees have been registered through the program.