Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Un-Tree the Town

You are undoubtedly aware that beginning today, November 1, Richardson has imposed Stage 3 water restrictions, meaning watering lawns is allowed only twice a month on even or odd Saturdays, depending on house address. Richardson has done a good job of getting the word out on this water conservation measure.

What you might not be aware of is a related change to a program that started up with such fanfare just a year ago. After the jump, what's up with all those stressed trees in our roadway medians?

Richardson's "Tree the Town" program is taking a rain check. Or a no-rain check, if you will.
Exciting planning meet w/ Pres of @Texas_Trees re:Tree N Tx & Tree the Town. Richardson plantings resume once water restrictions relax.
Source: @amiromar.

"Tree North Texas," on the other hand, is apparently playing on despite the drought.
There are still lots of trees to plant! It's a beautiful day so come meet us at Lipscomb Elementary in East Dallas.
Source: @Texas_Trees.
If anyone knows of any communication channel other than Twitter being used by these programs, please let me know. I can't find any hint of how the drought is affecting their plans from reading their websites. Both include a section on news articles and press releases, but that's not helpful.

1 comment:

Mark Steger said...

The city has updated the "Tree the Town" website to reflect the holding pattern we are in due to the drought. You can find the update here.