Category: Environment

Tips for Choosing, Caring for Natural Holiday Trees 

If you’re planning to buy a natural Christmas tree from a local tree lot or cut-your-own farm, Texas A&M AgriLife Extension has helpful information online regarding the differences between types of trees, how to care for a natural tree after you bring it home, and how to buy a tree so that it can be planted in your landscape after the new year.

Volunteers Plant Trees at Lookout Park

Volunteers organized by the Dallas chapter of SAP Business Women’s Network and One Earth One Chance braved the cold and rain earlier this month to help plant 10 trees around Lookout Park in recognition of Texas Arbor Day.

Partial Tree Replacement Planned for CORE District

Visitors to the City’s CORE District may notice an increase in activity on the medians and sidewalks this month, as Parks staff have begun removing dead and damaged trees and preparing the area for new plantings.

Recycling Tips and Free Blue Bags for America Recycles Day

America Recycles Day is celebrated each year on Nov. 15, and it’s a good time to get up-to-date on what’s currently being accepted in the City’s blue bag recycling program, as processing and demand for recycled material can change.

City Offers Free Wildflower Seeds at November Blue Bag Giveaways 

Crews from Richardson’s Parks and Recreation Department have been busy sowing wildflower seeds in Richardson parks and medians in preparation for the city’s annual spring blooms, and the City is helping residents get started doing the same for their own landscapes.

Construction Completed at Bois d’Arc Lake 

Earlier this month, the North Texas Municipal Water District (NTMWD) officially dedicated Bois d’Arc Lake, the first new major reservoir in Texas in nearly 30 years and a future supplier of water to NTMWD cities (including Richardson).