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This Saturday, November 8 starting at 11 a.m. at Kennedale Junior High there will be an Arbor Day Celebration with hot dogs, free seedlings (while they last) and a live bird demonstration.

The event is sponsored by the City of

Kennedale, the Keep

Kennedale Beautiful Commission and the Kennedale Junior High PTA with donations and support from TXU. Kennedale Junior High is located at 930 Corry Edwards Dr, Kennedale, Texas 76060.

  • 11:30 ? Planting of two large native chinquapin oaks donated by TXU
  • 12:15 – Bird show presented by the Raptor Center with owls, falcons and hawks
  • Free tree seedling will be given out as long as supplies last.

The National Arbor Day is April 12 but states set different dates according to the best times to plant trees in their states. Arbor Day is the first Saturday in November.

The United States has 10 ?hardiness? zones based on the average annual low temperature. Texas is in Zone 8 which means the average annual low temperature is between 20 to 10 degrees. Trees or plants that can tolerate a temperature low in that range are best for this zone.

The first Arbor Day was celebrated in 1872 in Nebraska. You can visit the National Arbor Day Foundation Association for more information at Arbor


TXU Energy works with longtime community partner Texas Trees Foundation and other businesses and organizations to beautify and provide trees to public spaces and has planted more than 180,000 trees across Texas since 2002 through its Committed to Community Growth program. Also, in partnership with Texas Trees Foundation, TXU Energy supports and maintains the TXU Energy Urban Tree Farm and Education Center ? the largest nonprofit urban tree farm in the nation. Learn about our community involvement.

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