Edible Arbor Walk

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Saturday, November 7th, 2020 the Elgin Parks and Recreation Department hosted a socially distanced Texas Arbor Day event. Eighteen families came and planted 20 trees in Elgin Memorial Park to extend the Edible Arbor Walk in the park. 
2020 Texas Arbor Day Tree Planting
  • Texas Persimmon (2)
  • Barbados Cherry (2)
  • Sandpaper Tree (2)
  • Mexican Plum (2)
  • Loblolly Pine (1)
  • Arizona Cypress (1)
  • Common Fig (3)
  • Loquat (2)
  • Pomegranate (1)
  • Arbequina Olive (1)
  • Moringa Tree (3)
2019 Texas Arbor Day Tree Planting
  • Loquats (4)
  • Citrus - Assorted Varieties (3)
  • Pineapple Guava (1)
  • Keiffer Pears (2)
  • Hosui Pear (1)
  • Anna Apples (2)
  • Chocolate Persimmon (1)
  • Snowdrift Crabapple (1)
  • Wild Peaches (5)
  • Figs (3)
  • Aronia Autumn Magic (1)
  • Elderberries (2)
  • Pomegranates (2)
  • Pakistan Mulberry (1)
  • Mimosa (1)
  • Loblolly Pine (1)
  • Stellar Pink Dogwoods (2)

On Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 the Elgin Parks and Recreation Department hosted their first annual Texas Arbor Day. All were invited to help in planting an "Edible Arbor Walk" of fruit trees down the sidewalk next to the Elgin Recreation Center in an effort to provide educational resources and edible offerings to our community. These trees will serve to increase the biodiversity in our park and reduce the mono-culture currently present. 

Child planting tree
2018 Volunteer Tree Plantings
  • Almonds (2)
  • Loblolly Pine (1)
  • Willow (1)
  • River Birch (1)
  • Figs (2)
  • Holly Trees (2)
  • Oak (1)
  • Peach (1)
  • Cyprus (1)
From the Fall of 2018 to Spring 2019, volunteers donated and planted 12 trees to Elgin Memorial Park. 
Tommy planting a tree