The oldest tree in Plano isn't getting any younger. Recently, a 50-inch crack was found in the trunk of the Quadricentennial (400 years) Bur Oak tree in Bob Woodruff Park South. The City removed four tons of wood from the leaning side of the tree to reduce stress, and installed eight rods to help support the weight of its branches. Thanks to this important work, our beautiful Quadricentennial Bur Oak should support the wildlife habitat for many years to come!
As a Tree City USA for more than 30 years, Plano loves its trees! Pay this landmark a visit on your next park outing 🌳
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𝐏𝐥𝐚𝐧𝐨 𝐜𝐢𝐭𝐲 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐬𝐡 𝐩𝐥𝐚𝐧 🚮
The holidays are a time for joy 🦋 of giving, and taking out the trash. 🚮
Americans throw away 25% more trash during the Thanksgiving to New Year's holiday period than any other time of year. The extra waste amounts to 25 million tons of garbage, or about 1 million extra tons per week!
𝘏𝘦𝘳𝘦 𝘢𝘳𝘦 𝘴𝘰𝘮𝘦 𝘦𝘹𝘢𝘮𝘱𝘭𝘦𝘴 𝘵𝘰 𝘩𝘦𝘭𝘱 𝘺𝘰𝘶 𝘳𝘦𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘦 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘸𝘢𝘴𝘵𝘦 𝘥𝘶𝘳𝘪𝘯𝘨 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘩𝘰𝘭𝘪𝘥𝘢𝘺𝘴
👉🏿 Did you get new electronics this holiday season and want to dispose of your old electronics? Drop off the old electronics and Christmas lights at our Saturday community events. Also, make room in your closet for your new clothes by taking your old clothing and shoes to our third Saturday community recycling event.
👉🏿 While artificial 𝘾𝙝𝙧𝙞𝙨𝙩𝙢𝙖𝙨 𝙩𝙧𝙚𝙚𝙨 🎄can be stowed away for another year, your real ones can’t. Drop off your live tree at any of these four locations from December 26th through January 3rd: Jack Carter Park, Old Shepard Place Park, Russell Creek Park, and Schell Park.
👉🏿 𝙒𝙧𝙖𝙥𝙥𝙞𝙣𝙜 𝙥𝙖𝙥𝙚𝙧 that is shiny and glittery or made out of foil is not recyclable along with the ribbons and bows that may have been on the paper. However, 𝙘𝙖𝙧𝙙𝙗𝙤𝙖𝙧𝙙 𝙗𝙤𝙭𝙚𝙨 are easily recyclable, so long as you break them down and remove all of the contents.
Happy holidays 🇺🇸 Happy recycling ♻️
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"There is something so special in the early leaves drifting from the trees–as if we are all to be allowed a chance to p*el, to refresh, to start again."
– Ruth Ahmed
Time to get out and enjoy the fall weather this week in Plano's parks! Find your park at planoparks.org Live Green in Plano Plano Arts & Events
Happy Arbor Day from Daffron Elementary and Plano Parks & Recreation! 🌳 Texas Parks and Wildlife City of Plano, Texas Government Live Green in Plano
Happy ! 🌳 The benefits of trees are numerous, so plant a tree this fall and keep Plano’s tree canopy thriving! Live Green in Plano City of Plano, Texas Government
Headed to the dog park today? Know the rules, have fun and be kind to other users, and remember to Doo the Right Thing! Scoop the P**p and put it where it belongs to keep Plano's dog parks clean and safe for all 🗑 🐶 Live Green in Plano
Registration for Live Green in Plano's Fall Waterways Cleanup is now open! 🌊 Sign up for a self-led cleanup or join us at Oak Point or Bob Woodruff for a city-led cleanup. All supplies are provided. Register today at plano.gov/495/Fall-Waterways-Cleanup 🌳
Individually or in teams, Planoites are participating in our Parks for Pollinators Bioblitz using the iNaturalist app to share their amazing finds in our parks. The fun continues in October, as we join Texas Parks and Wildlife for the Texas Pollinator Bioblitz! 🍂 Simply share your images to Instagram and Facebook using the hashtag or join the project on iNaturalist. Learn more at www.plano.gov/2019/Parks-for-Pollinators
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Summer is officially over, but the pollinators in Planos' parks are still hard at work, making the most out of the late summer and fall blooms. Photos from Shawnee Park and beyond courtesy of our Park Compliance Coordinator 🌻 Learn about our current Parks for Pollinators Bioblitz project to learn about these and other amazing pollinator species at www.plano.gov/2019/Parks-for-Pollinators
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We have made nearly 1,400 unique observations this month for 's Parks for Pollinators Bioblitz and you can join the fun too! Sign up for an iNaturalist account, join the project, and help us create a snapshot of Plano's biodiversity!
We'll be giving prizes to the top 3 observers for their efforts in finding and identifying as many pollinator species as possible in Plano's parks and open spaces. 🦋 Don't worry--the hunt continues in October when we join for the statewide Texas Pollinators Bioblitz! More info to come.
to learn more the importance of these community projects. Live Green in Plano
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Have some family fun this weekend by having your own bioblitz! The purpose of a bioblitz is to get an overall count of the plants, animals, fungi, and other living things that make their home in a certain area.
Convert your family into a team of scientists by sharing your findings with other naturalists through the iNaturalist app. Every observation can contribute to biodiversity science, from the rarest butterfly to the most common backyard w**d. All you have to do is observe!
You can find Species Identification cards and more tips to get you started at www.nationalgeographic.org/activity/backyard-bioblitz/...
Learn how to use the iNaturalist app for your bioblitz at www.inaturalist.org
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