Volunteers needed to plant trees in Kyle parks 

By Sahar Chmais
Plant lovers, commence to plant trees across parks in Kyle.
On Saturday, Nov. 6, volunteers are invited to plant native trees in parks across Kyle as part of a beautifying project. To sign up for the event, visit www.signupgenius.com/go/10c0c45aba722a5fec70-kyle.
“The work our volunteers will be doing is not only to enhance city green spaces,” said Kyle Trails Division Crew Member Stacy Anderson, “but also cultivate them to give back to the community.”
Beside providing a beautiful aesthetic, trees filter water, slow water runoff, provide habitat for wildlife, clean the air, produce oxygen and give shade.
Volunteers will meet at Waterleaf Park at 9 a.m. and will be assigned to a worksite. They will receive lunch and drinks for the three-hour event.
Trees will be planted in the following five locations:
  • Gregg-Clarke Park, 1100 Center Street
  • Lake Kyle Park, 700 Lehman Road
  • Steeplechase Park, 295 Hallie Drive
  • Waterleaf Park, 600 Abundance Lane
  • Plum Creek Trail running between Lake Kyle Park and Waterleaf Park
The Texas Disposal Service (TDS) has provided 55 native trees of different sizes. Tree types include: live oaks, Monterrey oaks, Chinquapin oaks, burr oaks and cedar elms.
While trees have been provided, the Parks and Recreation Department is seeking additional donations for native and fruit trees. The donations are tax deductible and sponsors will receive recognition. For questions about donations, contact Anderson at sanderson@cityofkyle.com.

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Sahar Chmais holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. She has been covering cities in Hays County for one year, touching on residents' struggles and successes, city issues, COVID-19 and more. Prior to reporting on the local spectrum, Sahar reported for a national news organization, covering gun violence. Sahar enjoys working as a local reporter because she gets to work with real people and their stories.

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