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Sleepy Hollow Park Unveiling & Celebration a Success!

Sleepy Hollow Park Unveiling and Celebration Held in District 2, Honors Greening Initiative by late Congresswoman Johnson Arlington Park Estates neighborhood, a former redlined district, remembers and thanks late Congresswoman Johnson for planting health and wellness in Dallas City Council District 2 through public park enhancements. DALLAS, TX (February 1, 2024) – A placemaking community […]

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Beware of Oak Wilt: No Pruning Oaks Between February 1 and June 30th

Presentation in 2023 to Native Plant Society of Texas by: Chris Worst, Urban Forest Coordinator & Tree Farm Supervisor, Texas Trees Foundation Q&A by: Rachel McGregor, Urban Forestry Manager What is oak wilt? Oak wilt is an infectious disease caused by the fungus Bretziella fagacearum, which invades and disables the water-conducting system (xylem) in oaks.  All oaks can be

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Residents Welcome New Trees in District 1 Bishop Ridge Neighborhood

On Saturday, October 21, volunteers from Junior League and Savoy Partners planted 65 trees in District 1 of Dallas, in the Bishop Ridge Neighborhood. Residents were thrilled! Several different species were planted including Vitex, Oak, Redbud, and many more. The Bishop Ridge Neighborhood Planting marks the first of several planned for Fall 2023 as a

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Liberty Street Garden Receives 10 New Fruit Trees

On Wednesday, October 18, volunteers from Meritage Homes helped plant fruit trees at Liberty Street Gardens. Several different species were planted including Apple, Peach, Plum. Thank you to Arbor Day Foundation for their support of this project. Trees cool the surfaces of their surrounding environment through shade and offer additional ecosystem services such as carbon

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200 Trees Given to Farmers Branch Residents to Kickoff Fall 2023 Planting Season

On Saturday, October 14, approximately 200 residents received new trees from the City of Farmers Branch. The giveaway just so happened happened to occur during the solar eclipse! Several different species of trees were available at the giveaway including: Lace Bark Elm, Redbud, Black Gum, and more. “Trees are an important part of keeping our

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Cool Schools Neighborhood Parks Offer Green Space to Dallas Residents

by: Samantha Bradley, Cool Schools Program Director Texas Trees Foundation’s Cool Schools Program is designed to provide green strategies at identified Dallas ISD schools Below are highlights of the Dallas ISD Cool Schools campuses that have been completed from 2020-2023. Cool School Neighborhood Parks, in partnership with Dallas ISD, Dallas Parks and Recreation Department, and Trust

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Cool Schools Program Receives Urban Design Award by Dallas Architecture Forum

The Dallas Architecture Forum awarded Texas Trees Foundation’s Cool Schools’ Program a 2023 Design Recognition Award for its excellence in landscape, urban design, public space and master planning. LEARN MORE ABOUT THE AWARD Collaborators included Studio Outside and Dallas ISD Cool Schools connect students and teachers to nature by planting trees and creating fun and

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NTX Giving Day

Thank you to North Texas Giving Day Contributors!

$48,722 was raised this year for urban forestry! Thank you to our supporters: Christine Rogers Chris McClelen Sarah Nelson Carroll Swenson-Roberts Timothy Weil Leigh Adams Elizabeth Brown Carolyn Horner Justin Reeves Bridget Wallace Sara Dryden Jani Salyers Marianne Chapman Peter McGuire Claudia Quittner Joanna St. Angelo Kathryn Greene Patrick Little John Tulloh Gil Glover Janette

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