The official 2016 Texas Arbor Day Celebration was held in the City of Nacogdoches, the Oldest Town in Texas, now in its 300th year. In observance of this ‘holiday for trees’ the City of Nacogdoches hosted a local celebration at Millard’s Crossing Historic Village on Friday, November 4, 2016. Keep Nacogdoches Beautiful was the event sponsor.
The Garden Capital of Texas Committee members planted a ceremonial 300th tree on Arbor Day at Millard's Crossing Historic Village. The Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center donated a sapling from a historic tree, The Treaty Oak, to be planted during the ceremony. The Treaty Oak is the only survivor of a group of live oaks known as the “Council Oaks,” under which Stephen F. Austin is reputed to have signed a treaty.