Archive for July 15th, 2011

Gimme a Tree for Texas

Friday, July 15th, 2011

This is Passport to Texas

Garner State Park in Uvalde County is the recipient of dozens of new, healthy trees thanks to a juice company contest and your votes. Our state park guide, Bryan Frazier, explains.

49— Garner is the recipient of 88 new trees because of a campaign that Odwalla has done nationally. And they did an online contest and the parks that got the most votes go money to be used to plant trees. And over the decades, we’ve lost hundreds of trees—a lot of these were planted by the CCC in the 1920s and 1930s, so to be able to replenish some of those is a real gift. And so Garner is getting more than 18-thousand dollars worth of trees. They’re all 10 feet tall, and they’re all native pecan trees, lvie oak trees and chinquapin oaks—and they were all bought at a local nursery there. And so it’s a win-win for us. And Odwalla is getting ready to do the campaign again this year. The parks that receive the most votes online, will get those trees as well. So, it’s a good situation for us.

Thanks, Bryan.

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For Texas Parks and Wildlife…I’m Cecilia Nasti.