Trees Across Texas Recognized at Airport - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

12/1/03

Trees Across Texas Recognized at Airport

Since 1999, the City of Lubbock has been involved in the Tree City USA program. This program recognizes cities that are dedicated to planting and maintaining trees in our urban communities. With this in mind, the City of Lubbock created the Trees Across Texas program.

Each year, the City of Lubbock has a symbolic tree exchange with another Tree City USA member in Texas. Each city plants a tree indigenous to the habitat of the partner city. The first Texas city to participate with Lubbock was the City of Lufkin.

A lighted image of the first tree planted in Lubbock in the Trees Across Texas program on Arbor Day 2000 was dedicated at the Lubbock International Airport Terminal on Monday.

Councilman T. J. Patterson and Dr. A.E. Quest, Jr., who played an important role in the Trees Across Texas program, participated in the dedication.

Dr. Quest and his late wife, Audrey, have been long-time supporters of Lubbock's parks, and they established the A. E. (Gene) Quest Memorial Grove, a grove of over eighty trees, located at the Buddy Holly Recreation Area off of North University on Canyon Lakes Drive. As part of the dedication, Dr. Gerald Dolter, Texas Tech University School of Music, will sing a song entitled, "Oh Lord, Look What Thou Hath Done," composed by the late Dr. Houston Bright, Texas A&M School of Music, with words written by Dr. Quest.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

    Florida, angry and grieving, takes gun protest to streets

    Friday, February 16 2018 11:00 PM EST2018-02-17 04:00:25 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 8:41 PM EST2018-02-18 01:41:07 GMT

    Anger bubbles over at funerals for students and teachers killed in Florida school shooting.

    Anger bubbles over at funerals for students and teachers killed in Florida school shooting.

  • Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

    Biden, in public and private, tiptoes toward a 2020 run

    Saturday, February 17 2018 4:10 PM EST2018-02-17 21:10:10 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 8:40 PM EST2018-02-18 01:40:40 GMT

    Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.

    Former Vice President Joe Biden is tiptoeing toward a potential run in 2020, even broaching the possibility during a recent gathering of longtime foreign policy aides.

  • Trump focuses on first responders after Florida shooting

    Trump focuses on first responders after Florida shooting

    Saturday, February 17 2018 1:30 AM EST2018-02-17 06:30:42 GMT
    Saturday, February 17 2018 8:32 PM EST2018-02-18 01:32:36 GMT
    President Donald Trump visited a Florida community reeling from a deadly school shooting, meeting privately with victims and cheering the heroics of first responders, but extending few public words of consolation...
    President Donald Trump visited a Florida community reeling from a deadly school shooting, meeting privately with victims and cheering the heroics of first responders, but extending few public words of consolation to those in deep mourning.
Powered by Frankly