Tree World at EarthX 2019
Published May 1, 2019 By STEVE HOUSER
Earth Day Dallas grew to become Earth Day Texas and more recently, EarthX. Over the years, Arborilogical Services has sponsored a fun and safe tree climbing event for adults and children. It was a way of reconnecting folks with nature and trees as well as providing a little fun and physical activity.
Tree World is the newest tree event featured this year at EarthX2019. Developed by Arborilogical Services, Tree World allowed children and adults alike to learn about the many benefits of trees through their own personal experience. The event hosted an array of fun and educational activities from tree art projects and tree-related games to interactive models and displays of tree rings.
Tree World also included local tree and forest-related groups and officials such as the Texas Historic Tree Coalition, the City of Dallas Urban Forest Advisory Committee, Trinity Blacklands Urban Forestry Council, and Retreet. There was also a booth for the Dallas Mavericks “Trees for Threes” tree-planting program complete with Mavs dancers and the Mavs Maniacs. As always, our company set up our typical booths complete with the opportunity to “ask an expert” a tree question and noting that trees help our earth and we help trees!
Channel 8 interviewed our owner Steve Houser and filmed him displaying safe climbing techniques for professional tree climbers to local school children brought to the event through EarthX sponsorships. Steve, several members of the Arborilogical Services staff including Dr. Greg Church, as well as EarthX volunteers worked with Citizen Foresters to help educate the children about the many benefits of trees by providing short presentations to the groups.
Dallas Citizen Foresters helped educate adults and children about the benefits of trees.
Children had fun playing the different games available at Tree World.
Our own “Tremendous Tom” visited the Tree World area both Saturday and Sunday to provide handouts on the benefits of trees and “Trees are the answer” stickers!
Treemendous Tom handed out "Trees Are the Answer" stickers to children after visiting the EarthX 2019 Tree World.
A favorite of the art projects was the making of tree cookie tree ornaments! With the help of EarthX volunteers and Dr. Church, the children were able to create their own ornament and take it home with them.
The Dallas Mavericks Dancers and Maniacs signed pictures and spoke with the children about the Mavs “Trees for Threes” program.
Treemendous Tom and Dallas Maverick officials enjoyed explaining to Tree World visitors why Trees are the Answer. Notice that Tom is sporting his Mav's glasses!
Treemendous Tom, the Dallas Mavericks Dancers, and the Mavs Maniacs met many fans of the Mavs and TREES alike throughout Friday, Saturday and Sunday.