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25th Annual Denton Redbud Festival  is 
this Saturday, April 21 (Rain or Shine!)Rdbd
Join us on  Saturday, April 21 for  the 25th  annual Denton Redbud Festival  at the Denton Civic Center  from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The FREE festival kicks off  at Quakertown Park   at 10 a.m. with a ceremonial Arbor Day tree planting with Denton City Council Members Keely Briggs and Dalton Gregory. Activities include free tree classes, a live TRASHion Fashion Runway Show at noon, educational workshops from City of Denton Sustainability, free yoga with Shambhala Wellness, more than 40 local vendors, and live music performances by Autumn's Amber and Jimi Watusi. 
 
As the official Arbor Day event for Denton, a variety of Arbor Day-focused activities and educational opportunities will be offered as part of this year's festival. A full schedule of workshops and activities for this year's Redbud Festival can be found below. Highlights include a special tree-themed story time for young children and their caregivers at 11 a.m., hosted by the Denton Public Library.

Follow the Facebook Event Page  for more information!
Sign up for a Free Tree Class at the Redbud Festival!
The festival will also host the popular Free Tree Class and a free tree giveaway. Denton residents are eligible to receive a free tree after attending a 30-minute tree care class (led by Certified Arborist Scott Geer of Tree Shepherds and the City's Urban Forester, Haywood Morgan). Tree recipients must agree to plant the tree within the Denton city limits, and will be asked to register the planting address at the time of the giveaway. 

The Free Tree Classes at the Redbud Festival are made possible through the  Denton Tree Initiative See class times and registration info below.  

Class times: 
  • 10 a.m. - Full (0 seats left)
  • 11:30 a.m. - Full (0 seats left)
  • 12:30 p.m. - (<20 seats left)
  • 1:30 p.m. - (<25 seats left)
  • 2:30 p.m. - (<20 seats left)
Tree species options (Chinese Pistache and Texas Redbud) are first come, first served while supplies last.   Register now  to reserve your spot!
The Denton Redbud Festival is made possible with generous support from:




 
with additional support from:




             
Children's Arbor Day Wrap-UpCAD
On April 9, KDB staff and Denton County Master Gardeners visited  seven Denton ISD schools to celebrate Children's Arbor Day . Students received presentations and more than 650 free Redbud seedlings to take home to plant in honor  of National Arbor Day on April 27. 

In addition to presentations, four schools received a free 45-gallon tree for their school campus. 
This program made possible with generous support from:

Tree Your Block Wrap-UpTYB
This month, KDB gave away 70 free trees to Denton residents through the Tree Your Block program. Residents of Hickory Creek Ranch, River Oaks, Ryan Ranch, Oaks of Montecito, and Teasley Harbor neighborhoods received their choice of a Chinese Pistache or Texas Redbud tree. 

Neighborhoods within Denton city limits are eligible to arrange their own Tree Your Block mini-tree giveaway event. Visit www.kdb.org to learn more about this program and sign up for fall 2018!

The Tree Your Block is one of six programs provided through the Denton Tree Initiative, a campaign from Keep Denton Beautiful, Inc. and the City of Denton designed to increase Denton's tree canopy by offering free trees, forestry education, and tree planting incentives to Denton residents, businesses, neighborhoods, and schools. Visit www.dentontreeinitiative.com to learn more. 
Support KDB by Dining in Denton this MayFundraisers
Love KDB programs like the Denton Redbud Festival, Great American Cleanup, and Community Tree Giveaway? Each program season, KDB relies on YOUR support to keep providing consistently excellent programming to the Denton community.

YOU can keep Denton beautiful for the 2018-19 program season by dining at some of your favorite Denton locations this May! Visit these locations during the designated date and time, and KDB will receive a portion of your purchase.*

For more information about these fundraisers, visit www.kdb.org/support. 
Nominate a KDB Yard of the MonthYOTM
Denton is filled with gorgeous landscapes, but we need YOU to be our eyes out in the neighborhoods! If you have ever driven past a home or business and thought "Wow! What a beautiful yard!" - we need your nominations! Each month, volunteer judges select a Yard of the Month winner based on overall aesthetic, use of plants, use of color, and more.  Next time you see a beautiful yard -  Nominate them for Yard of the Month .

3 Easy Ways to Nominate a Yard: 
  1. Call KDB at (940) 349-8737;
  2. Email KDB at celia@kdb.org;
  3. Submit a nomination online at www.kdb.org
Get a Rebate for Purchasing a Qualifying Tree through May 1, 2018TreeRebate
The  Tree Rebate Program, one of the programs offered through the Denton  Tree Initiative, provides rebates to Denton utility ratepayers who purchase a qualifying native or adapted tree species. 

Eligibility Guidelines:

  • Must be a Denton resident
  • Must plant your tree within Denton city limits
  • Must purchase and plant tree between Sept. 1, 2017 and May 1, 2018
  • Must be at least five gallons in size and cost a minimum of $50, including tax.

For all guidelines and to apply visit www.dentontreerebates.com.

The  Denton Tree Initiative  is a campaign from Keep Denton Beautiful, Inc. and the City of Denton designed to increase Denton's tree canopy by offering free trees, forestry education, and tree planting incentives to Denton residents, businesses, neighborhoods, and schools. Visit www.dentontreeinitiative.com to learn more. 
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