Tyler, Tx — The City of Tyler Parks and Recreation Department has received a donation of a stump grinder that will be used to eliminate unsightly tree stumps. The donation to the department was made by the locally owned Genecov Group.
Many trees were lost during last year’s drought. The stumps that were left are not only unsightly, but also pose a hazard depending on their location. So far, the Parks and Recreation Department has removed more than 70 stumps thanks to the generous donation.
“Christmas came early for the Urban Forestry crew,” Luke Porter, parks and recreation’s certified arborist said. “This generous donation is going to make the community an even more beautiful place to live.”
In an effort to combat the loss of trees during the drought, Parks is encouraging citizens to take part in The Mayor’s upcoming Tree Tyler Planting Day, Jan. 19. Participants will meet behind Harvey Hall at 10 a.m. and plant donated trees throughout the City.
The trees planted at this event will contribute to the Mayor’s Tree Tyler Initiative’s goal to plant 5,000 trees in five years. For more information about the Mayor’s Tree Tyler Initiative visit www.TreeTyler.com.