Pride In McAlester partnered with the McAlester High School Student Council on May 10th to plant trees in honor of Arbor Day. Thanks to funding provided by Public Service Company of Oklahoma and assistance from the City of McAlester, three Cypress trees were planted at Thunderbird Park on East Pierce Avenue.
Cypress trees are native to our area and are prepared to thrive in the Oklahoma climate and wet conditions often found at this City location.
The McAlester High School Student Council is a great partner on the beautification of this area this year. The Arbor Day tree planting follows a Fall project to repaint structures and playground equipment you can read about here.Arbor Day is a national initiative of the Arbor Day Foundation and is set aside as a special day of tree planting. It’s been going on since 1872 and you can read all about this great program at arborday.org. The official 2017 Arbor Day was set for April 28th, but the student planting was delayed due to rainy conditions.
Pride In McAlester loves working with student groups, donors, government entities, and others to bring national initiatives such as Arbor Day to our community. Planting trees is just one way we work to Keep McAlester Beautiful! Click updates above to see more projects we’ve completed in McAlester and then check out the Get Involved page to take action to help out.