The 17th Trees Across Sugar Land will be held on November 3rd. This event began in 2007 when Keep Sugar Land Beautiful received a donation of 5,000 native saplings. Our first event was held on a very rainy morning in what would become Sugar Land Memorial Park. I vividly remember one of our volunteers was a four year old that eagerly told me he had been practicing planting so his trees would grow forever. After the event, he again stopped to tell me that he kissed his trees and his mom promised they could visit his trees. KSLB volunteers have planted 48,710 native hardwoods through this KSLB/City of Sugar Land partnership since 2007. This year, we will plant 300 five gallon native hardwoods KSLB was awarded through an Apache Grant. In addition, KSLB also received a Rebuilding Texas Grant which will allow us to add a Pollinator Garden Party. KSLB volunteers will plant 100 wildflower plants in Sugar land Memorial Park and 60 pounds of wildflower seeds in Brazos River Park. KSLB volunteers this year include the KSLB Youth Advisory Board, individuals, families, Clements NJROTC, Clements Interact, Clements Earth, Dulles Green, Kempner Student Council, Kempner NHS, Fort Bend Church, and National Charity League, SL Jewels. Sugar Land residents love this event and are always eager to help plant. At this time, all volunteer spots are full.