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A Snapshot from 30 Years of KDB: Tree City USA

KDB has been responsible for Denton’s designation as a Tree City USA for 26 years. Tree City communities are committed to preserving, planting, and caring for trees. In this photo, Denton Mayor Bob Castleberry in 1991 is shown speaking on the occasion of Denton’s annual Tree City USA re-certification. Since then, KDB has partnered with the City of Denton to make great strides for trees through plantings, giveaways, and preservation.


KDB’s “30th Anniversary Snapshot” is a recurring blog segment, highlighting interesting and lesser-known features of KDB’s history, in honor of the organization’s 30th Anniversary Year.  Acknowledgements to the KDB 30th Anniversary Committee; KDB Board Member, Mannix O’Connor; and former KDB staff member, Nicole Vance for their contributions to this post. 

A Snapshot from 30 Years of KDB: Rockin’ Reddy

This month’s snapshot highlights Rockin’ Reddy, the red bird! Rockin’ Reddy served as the KDB mascot for many years. Pictured here is Reddy “part one.” A made-over, updated version of Reddy was introduced in 2005. The beloved bird was retired in 2012, when KDB unveiled its new brand and logo. Do you remember Reddy?


KDB’s “30th Anniversary Snapshot” is a recurring blog segment, highlighting interesting and lesser-known features of KDB’s history, in honor of the organization’s 30th Anniversary Year.  Acknowledgements to the KDB 30th Anniversary Committee; KDB Board Member, Mannix O’Connor; and former KDB staff member, Nicole Vance for their contributions to this post. 

Children’s Arbor Day 2017: Trees, trees + more trees!

Every year, Keep Denton Beautiful gives out hundreds of Redbud seedlings to 3rd grade students all across Denton through our Children’s Arbor Day program. Last month, our wonderful KDB volunteer presenters – many of whom were Denton County Master Gardeners – visited 19 registered schools and gave out 1,249 free Redbud seedlings, and delivered an interactive and educational presentations to 1,364 preschool and 3rd grade students on the history of Arbor Day, the importance of trees in our community, and how to properly plant a tree or seedling. This year through the Denton Tree Initiative, as an extension of Children’s Arbor Day, we were able to plant 26 large trees at 13 Denton school campuses!

Thank you to all who participated! Special thanks to Denton ISD for covering Children’s Arbor Day in one of their video segments!

 

Video created by Clif Cotton, Denton ISD Digital Media Specialist.