PROSPER (October 29, 2021) Prosper Parks and Recreation recognizes the critical role community forestry plays in improving in urban and suburban areas. In recognition of the significance and value of trees to the local environment, a Tree Tour will be hosted on November 4 at Whitley Place Park, 4001 Glacier Point Ct, in Prosper. Parks staff will guide the walking tour, describe the rich variety of tree species and their specific characteristics, talk about how trees benefit Prosper and answer questions. Trees enhance air quality, aesthetics, wildlife habitats and increase property values.
The tour is designed as a fun, leisurely evening stroll to for adults and families with children of all ages. Children are encouraged to join the Tree Tour as an early introduction to the importance of planting and maintaining trees.
Attendees are asked to meet at the Whitley Place parking lot no later than 5:30 p.m. where the walking tour will begin. Families and members of the same household are asked to remain together, allowing proper spacing between groupings.
“We look forward to guiding residents through the park to focus on Prosper’s beautiful natural landscape. It’s always fun to talk trees and answer questions, especially ones from inquisitive youngsters!” said Paul Naughton, Parks Planning Manager.
Following on the heels of the Tree Tour, the Prosper Arbor Day Celebration will bring additional focus to community forestry in Prosper on November 6, from 9:00 am to 10:00 am, at Town Hall, 250 W. First Street, in Prosper. The fun morning will include tree plantings with assistance from Prosper Scouts: Girl Scout Troop 8415, Girls Scout Troop 1325, and Boy Scout Troop 365. Parks and Recreation staff will provide instruction and guidance on proper tree planting techniques to the group.
For questions related to the community forestry events, please call the Prosper Parks and Recreation Department at 972-569-1160. In the event of inclement weather, notices of cancellation or postponement will be posted on the Parks and Recreation Facebook page, prosperparksandrec.org and prospertx.gov.