(Orange, Texas)


August 1, 2007

Orange gets Green Streets


PIck-up sites will be at Riverfront Park in Orange; the Newton County Fairgrounds; Ozen High School, Central High School and West Brook High School and the Region V Education Service Center in Beaumont; Nederland High School and Port Neches-Groves High School in Mid-County; Memorial High School and Lamar State College-Port Arthur; Silsbee Middle School; the Lions Rodeo Grounds in Jasper; and the Woodville ISD headquarters.

Site setup for the event will be from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.; volunteers will hand out pre--registered trees from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.; the trees left over will be handed out from 2 to 3 p.m; and event sites will be cleaned up from 3 to 4 p.m.

“We’ll have a limit of 500 trees for each site for each day,” Woodard said. “We might have more, but the limit is mostly because of the volunteers; this is the first time for them to do this, and I didn’t want them to feel overwhelmed. I still need more volunteers if anyone wants to sign up.”

According to the Operation Green Streets Web site, homeowners will be able to choose between four species of trees: a Southern magnolia, a live oak, a Shumard oak or sweetgum tree.

For more information, to register for a tree or to volunteer for one of the Green Streets Days, go to or call 877-512-TREE (8733).

Reach this reporter at 409-883-3571, Ext. 2616 or

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