By Craig Fox
Mayfest 2018 is right around the corner and once again Cross Timbers Urban Forestry Council will be taking part in the festivities!
For the uninitiated, Mayfest is an outdoor festival taking place over 4 consecutive days in Fort Worth’s beautiful Trinity Park. The event is family friendly and hosts a wide range of activities and events for attendees of all ages. Over 200,000 visitors attend Mayfest each year, enjoying the live music, rides, attractions, games, giveaways, food and marketplace. Better still, Mayfest is a fundraiser conducted by the Junior League of Fort Worth which gives back to several community programs, including Fort Worth’s Park & Recreation Department.
Cross Timbers will be sponsoring the Tree Giveaway Booth again this year on Saturday, May 5 and Sunday, May 6. Over 1,600 free tree seedlings will be given away, courtesy of Cross Timbers and Bartlett Tree Experts (special thanks to Gareth Harrier for their generous donation). The booth is located near the Oasis Stage in the center of the park and will pass out a set number of trees at the top of each hour between 12p and 5p. The bright yellow-canopied booth will be staffed by volunteers from Cross Timbers Urban Forestry Council, Citizen Foresters, Bank of America volunteers and community volunteers from across the area. The tree giveaway is one of the most popular features of the festival and always draws an eager crowd looking to add a tree for their home or pose a tree-related question.
For more information about Mayfest and the festival details, visit . If you are interested in volunteering at the booth, check your email for updates from your local liaison or contact Craig Fox (817-392-5729, ), with the City of Fort Worth.