Prosper Girl Scout Troop No. 8415 and Prosper Boy Scout Troop No. 365 planted trees in Folsom Park Nov. 2 as part of the town’s third annual Arbor Day Celebration.

“Prosper residents, staff and officials support initiatives for the care and management of trees which lead to improvements in the urban environment,” Prosper Parks and Recreation Director Dudley Raymond said.

The Prosper Arbor Day Celebration recognizes the importance of trees in the lives of its residents and reflects a collective hope in the future. The simple act of planting a tree demonstrates a strong concern for the well-being of future generations, confident that the trees will grow and provide refuge for wildlife, erosion control, shelter from the wind and sun, beauty and inspiration for decades to come.

The Prosper Arbor Day Celebration is one of several events and programs conducted by the Prosper Parks and Recreation Department throughout the year to promote family and neighbor interaction in community parks, including the Fishing Derby, Men’s Softball League, Champion Tree Program, Community Picnic and recreational camps and classes.