Arbor Day is celebrated the first Friday in November each year in a different Texas City. This year, the City of Nacogdoches celebrates being the Oldest Town in Texas with its 300th birthday and will host fellow Texans in a statewide celebration of trees. The community has roots in traditional forestry as the home of the Stephen F. Austin State University Lumberjacks and the Arthur Temple College of Forestry. But Nacogdoches, a Tree City USA, also values urban and community forestry having recently been named the Garden Capital of Texas by the state legislature. To commemorate this historical milestone, the Garden Capital of Texas Committee members plan to plant 300 trees in the Community, with the ceremonial 300th tree being planted on Arbor Day at Millard's Crossing Historic Village. The celebration while still in the planning phase, will also feature a ceremony, educational activities for NISD students and giveaways. The event are free and open to the public. Everyone is invited to participate either by attending the festivites Nov. 4, 2016 in Nacogdoches, by planting a tree in their own communities, or by just taking a minute to enjoy and celebrate trees and the vital responses they provide to us everyday.