Memorial Trees to be planted at weekend Arbor Day event

Memorial Trees to be planted at weekend Arbor Day event
Henry Jackson (left) and Ed Moore (right) will be memorialized with special trees planted at Saturday's Arbor Day event at Woldert Park in Tyler. (Source: File)

TYLER, Texas (KLTV) - Two memorial tree plantings will take place Saturday during the City of Tyler Arbor Day event at Woldert Park. The trees will be planted in memory of former Smith County Constable Henry Jackson and former City Councilman Ed Moore.

Jackson served as Smith County Precinct 1 Constable from 1999 to 2017, while Moore served as District 4 Councilman for the City of Tyler from 2013 to 2019.

The Jan. 16 Arbor Day event is hosted by the Tyler Trees Committee and the Tyler Parks and Recreation Department. However, in an effort to reduce the exposure to COVID-19, a limited number of volunteer spots will be open to the public, and participants are asked to pre-register online before the event.

For more information, visit KeepTylerBeautiful.com or contact Keep Tyler Beautiful Community Coordinator Belen Casillas at (903) 531-1335.

Due to COVID precautions, only pre-registered volunteers and media will be allowed to be present at the tree plantings. Face masks are required to be worn and attendees are asked to maintain social distancing protocols.

Woldert Park is located at 501 W. 32nd St. in Tyler.

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