How the Urban Heat Island is Impacting North Texas

By texastrees | July 1, 2023

How the Urban Heat Island is Impacting North Texas With the Texas summer in full swing, residents of urban areas are dealing with something their rural counterparts may not: Urban Heat Islands. The Urban Heat Island (UHI) Effect occurs when built surfaces, like roads, parking lots, and roofs, heat up during the day and slowly […]

Leaf Wilt

Excessive Heat Creates Stress in Trees: Recognize & Respond to the Symptoms

By texastrees | July 1, 2023

This week’s excessive heat warnings affect not only the well-being of humans, but also trees. Learn how to recognize the symptoms of heat stress in trees and what you can do to help it survive. Further, learn heat-tolerant tree species for planting in Texas. As dangerous heat continues in Dallas with triple digits all week, […]

Cool School Design Phase

Design Phase Continues for Next Year’s Select Dallas ISD Schools

By texastrees | June 5, 2023

Cohort 4 with Dallas ISD is ongoing with the design phase-we are continuing to meet with campus leadership and teachers to collect input on desired outdoor learning themes, getting updated plans from our landscape architects, and sharing updates with the bond team, and conducting site visits. We will begin community engagement and collaboration in May, […]

Craddock Park

Spring 2023 Branching Out Season a Success

By texastrees | April 25, 2023

Thank you to all our volunteers and sponsors! The Branching Out program began in 2018, in an effort to reforest and beautify Dallas’ aging urban canopy. For each planting the Dallas Park and Recreation, the Texas Trees Foundation, organizational donors, and community volunteers work collaboratively to strategically plant trees with the intentions to increase the […]


Crow Holdings and TTF Partner at Earthx2023

By texastrees | April 21, 2023

Company volunteers from Crow Holdings and staff of Texas Trees Foundation distributed 2,000 tree seedlings Dallas, Texas – April 21, 2023 – Crow Holdings, a leading national real estate investment and development firm, continued sponsorship of and participation in EarthX, an international nonprofit environmental organization dedicated to educating and inspiring people and organizations to take […]

How to Hire an Arborist

How to Hire an Arborist

By texastrees | March 22, 2023

Check Credentials When Hiring an Arborist for Tree Care Texas Trees Foundation recommends several steps for property owners before selecting an arborist and releases a set of commonly asked questions within this process. By: Tara Nathanson, Urban Forestry Coordinator DALLAS, TX (March 22, 2023) – With the first day of spring upon us, property owners […]

Live Oak leaf drop

Why is My Live Oak Dropping Leaves?

By texastrees | February 17, 2023

By Tara McCain, Urban Forestry Coordinator Live oaks are one of the most common tree species you see throughout the Texas landscape. They are known to have large canopies with sprawling branches full of character. They are also known to most people as an evergreen tree, meaning it holds onto its leaves all year round […]

Deep Ellum sidewalk covered with snow in Dallas snow storm

January 2023 Winter Storm: A note from our Urban Forester

By texastrees | February 1, 2023

A note from our Urban Forester Rachel McGregor January 2023’s winter storm most likely will not have any lasting affects on our trees. As long as soil moisture was adequate, and trees were healthy, several days in the 20’s should not be an issue for most of our native tree species. As we continue to […]

Trees act as water filter

Did you know? Trees act as a water filter

By texastrees | February 1, 2023

Did You Know? Trees Act As A Water Filter Most people would agree that trees enhance our lives. But did you know that trees also act as giant water filters for all the species on this planet. Trees use their root systems to uptake dissolved solids from the soil or surrounding wetlands. Some of these […]

3 TTF members - international presentation

3 TTF Members selected for international Urban Design presentation

By texastrees | February 1, 2023

On January 25, 2023, three experts in urban design and forestry from Texas Trees Foundation (TTF) were invited to present to the Global Sustainability Group and the internationally renowned architectural firm NBBJ, a design team working on TTF’s Southwest Medical District Transformation project. Abstract below. Lannie McClelan, SWMD Program Manager Rose Jones, Ph.D., Medical Anthropologist, […]

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