Friday, December 6, 2019

City Holds Ribbon-Cutting for TXU Energy Donation of 35 Trees

Pictured from left to right: Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Pamela A. Muller, Lacy Sperry, Mayor John Terrell, Councilmember Carolyn Morris, Cary Barnett

Pictured from left to right: Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Pamela A. Muller, Lacy Sperry, Mayor John Terrell, Councilmember Carolyn Morris, Cary Barnett

The City recognized TXU Energy for their generous donation of 35 trees that were planted in Bob Jones Park with a ribbon-cutting held on May 1, 2014. Mayor John Terrell, Southlake City Council Members, and TXU Energy representatives were present for the event.

The trees were delivered by the Texas Tree Foundation on April 4, 2012 to the park. The tree species that were planted include: Shumard Red Oaks, Live Oaks, Texas Red Oaks, Bur Oaks, and Cedar Elms.

“It is a goal in Southlake to provide attractive and unique spaces for residents and visitors to enjoy in our community,” says Mayor John Terrell. “These trees will not only add to the aesthetic of the park, but also encourage sustainability and environmentalism. Southlake residents and visitors will continue to benefit from these generous contributions for years to come. ”

This donation from TXU Energy is part of their Committed to Community Growth Program. Since the program’s inception in 2002, TXU Energy has planted more than 190,000 trees across Texas.

“We are pleased to see the Committed to Community Growth Program succeed in Southlake,” says Lacy Sperry, Community Relations Manager for TXU Energy. “We appreciate the long-standing relationship we have with Southlake and hope this donation has a lasting impact on the City.”

On April 30th the Southlake 2030: Sustainability Master Plan committee held its first meeting regarding sustainability. For Southlake, sustainability means enhancing the City’s current and future status as a desirable, attractive, safe, healthy and fiscally‐sound community.

The specific term “sustainability” was first brought to the forefront and identified as a key goal during development of the Vision, Goals and Objectives of the Southlake 2030 Plan in 2009.  As a result, the development of this document, the City’s first Sustainability Plan, began in 2013 and was adopted in 2014.

For more information about the Southlake 2030 Plan, visit Southlake2030.com.