Celebrate Arbor Day Saturday, Nov. 16 with the Dallas park department and the city forester. The city of Dallas has 150 trees and the manpower to dig holes for them all at Kiest Park. But 200 volunteers are needed to plant the pecans, cedar elms, burr oaks and other trees, from 10 a.m.-noon, near Hampton and Perryton.
Neighborhood residents Judy and Charlie Brooks are leading the charge to plant the trees. The Brookses, who live on Perryton, want to preserve the park’s arboreal heritage, which reaches back to 1933 and ’34, when George Lake and the Sterling Price Camp of the United Confederate Veterans planted tree groves.
“We want to reforest an area of Kiest Park that hasn’t gotten a lot of attention,” Judy Brooks says.