Temple Emanu-El Donates 50 New Trees to Orbiter Park

The first tree planting of the spring 2024 season took place on Saturday, February 24 at Orbiter Park.

The planting was led by the City of Dallas Park & Recreation and the Texas Trees Foundation - in partnership with Temple Emanu-El. Local volunteers came together to plant 50 new trees, and the planting was preceded by special prayers and songs, open to all those in attendance.

The tree planting collaboration is part of a 6-years running “Branching Out” program that aims to create healthier communities by planting trees at Dallas parks. A total of 58 volunteers from Temple Emanu-El gave of their time to plant 10 different species at the 11-acre park, including bur oak, cedar elm, chinquapin oak, live oak, Mexican buckeye, Monterrey oak, pecan, rough leaf dogwood, Texas mountain laurel, and Texas red oak.

“Increasing tree canopy in Dallas is critical to combatting our urban heat islands, not to mention beautifying our parks around the City. We are glad to continue the long-running partnership with Texas Trees Foundation and look forward to greening and beautifying more parks in the future,” said Chris McMaster, City of Dallas Park & Recreation’s Manager of Parks & Forestry.

Texas Trees Foundation has been making Dallas cooler, greener, and healthier since 1982.

Reach out to us if you'd like to organize or support a tree planting.

"We are so grateful to the Texas Trees Foundation and the Blumenfeld family for this opportunity to continue Temple’s important contributions to the city of Dallas. The ability to plant trees for the city aligns with our own goals of our recent 150-year celebration to deepen our roots and grow branches of Temple’s impact on Dallas.”

-Rabbi Amy Rossel, Senior Director of Education and Engagement
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