Projects

Active Projects

The Texas Trees Foundation has numerous projects and programs – both past and currently active – which aim to increase the urban tree canopy and improve the community and lives of North Texans. As we continue to grow, we will update our archives, which you can access below for more information!

Southwestern Medical District Streetscape Project

VISION The Southwestern Medical District in Dallas, Texas is home to world-renowned hospitals and is a place of innovation, hope and healing. But, step outside of these remarkable institutions and into the streetscape, and a less vibrant and healthy story emerges. The Texas Trees Foundation is rewriting the story by leading a visionary, therapeutic landscape […]

NeighborWoods Program

Greening North Texas Neighborhoods and Communities Eligible Residents: To receive a free tree (one tree per household) you must live within a five mile radius of the designated elementary school or have a student who attends the school. Residentes Elegibles: Para recibir un árbol gratis, (uno árbol por hogar) usted debe vivir dentro de un radio […]

TXU Energy Urban Tree Farm & Education Center

The tree farm and nursery is used for tree care and education TXU Energy Urban Tree Farm & Education Center Webpage The TXU Energy Urban Tree Farm and Education Center is located on the campus of Richland College in Dallas, and has been sponsored by TXU Energy since 2002. This tree farm serves as the Foundation’s tree nursery and […]

Past Projects

Storm Recovery Tree Giveaway

Texas Trees Foundation is proud to partner with the Arbor Day Foundation and International Paper to give away 500 free trees to residents who were affected by the October 2019 tornado. Richardson, Texas residents will also have another opportunity on November 21 to receive a complimentary tree. For more information, sign up for our newsletter […]
What one northwest Dallas neighborhood looked like the morning after the October 20, 2019 tornado tore through this part of the city. (LM Otero / Associated Press)

North Texas Tree Recovery

Texas Trees Foundation and its partners are preparing to assist the City of Dallas and its residents recover after the October 2019 tornado that devastated parts of North Dallas. TTF Foresters conducted an initial survey of the affected areas and determined that between 3,000-3,500 trees have been damaged to the point that they will need […]

Cool and Connected Oak Cliff Planting

Texas Trees Foundation delivered 144 complementary trees to Oak Cliff residents in Dallas, Texas. Do you live in the 75216 zip code? If so, you likely qualify to receive 1-2 complimentary trees that will be delivered to your house. These trees need to be planted in the front of your house in the right-of-way or […]

Quincentennial Bur Oak Grove

Re-Tree the Park Overview Bob Woodruff Park is one of Plano’s oldest and heavily used green spaces. It is also the home of a majestic Quincentennial Bur Oak Tree in the southern sector of the park. That means that for over 500 years this Bur Oak has served everyone from the first settlers to these […]

Smart Growth for Dallas Decision Support Tool

Smart Growth for Dallas Decision Support Tool A web-tool to improve the environmental, social, and economic resilience of Dallas. Smart Growth for Dallas Decision Support Tool – Overview The Smart Growth for Dallas Decision Support Tool was created in partnership between The Trust for Public Land, bcWORKSHOP and the Texas Trees Foundation and was officially launched on Tuesday, October 30th! This public […]

Cool Connect Oak Cliff

Planting trees and building community in Oak Cliff Trees and urban forests provide a myriad of benefits to the neighborhoods where they are located, including shade to combat the urban heat island effect that increases health risks to people during extremely hot weather. Furthermore, a growing body of research shows that students benefit from close […]

Rowlett RETREET Replanting

Tree planting efforts after devastating tornado in Rowlett, TX On December 26th 2015, an EF4 tornado devastated Rowlett, TX, leaving 1,344 homes either being damaged or destroyed. An estimated $1.2 billion in damages were caused and thousands of trees were lost. The following year on December 10th, 2016, Texas Trees Foundation, RETREET and Keep Rowlett […]

Smart Growth for Dallas

Dallas is on the cusp of a new era in its history. With a growing population and booming economy, there is a renewed spirit of optimism in Dallas that is driving us to address some of our city’s most persistent challenges: Is our water supply big enough, and clean enough, to meet our needs? How […]

Fueling Greener and Cleaner Communities

Atmos Energy, Texas 811, and Texas Trees Foundation have joined together to “fuel greener and cleaner communities.”  The first of 811 trees across Texas was planted in Thanksgiving Square in downtown Dallas on Tuesday, Aug. 11, 2015 in recognition of National 811 Day. August 11th is also known as 811 Day. Atmos Energy encourages customers […]

Neighborhood Beautification

Beautifying various neighborhoods and community spaces Through the TREES FOR TEXAS program, the Foundation acted as facilitator for a master plan for Dallas’ Oak Lawn neighborhood. With the assistance of teams of design professionals, the Foundation prepared and published plans to encourage consistency in streetscape design in the Oak Lawn district. Additionally, the Foundation transplanted […]

Abilene Christian University

Campus tree inventory and ecosystem services report The campus of Abilene Christian University (ACU) is located in the sprawling urban city of Abilene, Texas. Located in the heart of “Big Country,” ACU’s campus sits in the midst of the Rolling Plaines, and is an oasis of green comprised of 2,136 trees. To better understand the […]

Trees for Texas Program

A former program providing trees to North Texans With an emphasis on tree planting, the Foundation created a new program called TREES FOR DALLAS, (now TREES FOR TEXAS). Fina Corporation provided initial funding for the program. Working with neighborhood groups, schools, churches, other non-profit organizations and municipalities, the Foundation provides and/or plants trees on public […]

Tree the Town

A former planting program which transformed communities Tree The Town was a citywide, public‐private program with an ambitious goal: to plant and care for 50,000 new trees. The program officially began April 18, with the planting of 100 trees sponsored by Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas on the Central Trail at the Galatyn Plaza. […]

Super Grow XLV

Partnered with the NFL to plant trees The Texas Trees Foundation partnered with the National Football League (NFL) for Super Grow XLV as a key part of the NFL Environmental Program to help address environmental impacts associated with the production of Super Bowl XLV. The program included a planting in each of the 12 Super […]

City of Dallas

Roadmap to Tree Planting & Planning The GIS Roadmap Model for Urban Tree Planning & Planting is the first project in which tree planting sites were identified and then prioritized by their environmental and economic factors. Strategic planting projects can have an enormous long-term impact on your city if urban planning is based on these […]

Highway Beautification (2006)

Following the merger, the Foundation’s first major project was initiated as a joint effort with the Texas Department of Transportation, Dallas District. The Dallas Parks Foundation facilitated the planting of 570 trees along the access roads of Woodall Rodgers Freeway from North Central Expressway to Stemmons Freeway. The Foundation secured the funding for and managed […]

Nancy’s Garden

In memory of Nancy Dillard Lyon The Foundation initiated two significant projects that helped establish it as a leader in park and open space development. The death of Nancy Dillard Lyon, a long time trustee and dedicated champion of the urban forest, prompted the consideration of the development of a park created in her memory. […]

Lancaster Rebirth

Repair efforts and trees after devastating tornadoes In the mid-1990s, Lancaster, Texas was the scene of a violent tornado that wiped out several hundred homes and devastated the downtown area. Following the disaster, the Foundation joined other groups as a member of the Lancaster ReBirth Committee. During 1994 and the first half of 1995, the […]

Pioneer Plaza

Dedicated in 1994 In 1994, the Texas Trees Foundation dedicated Pioneer Plaza to the City of Dallas providing a focal point with historical significance for downtown Dallas. The Plaza commemorates Dallas’ beginnings by celebrating the trails that brought settlers to Dallas. The site features native plants and trees and a flowing stream in a natural setting and a re-creation of […]

Love Field Gateway Project

Saving Joe’s Creek with neighborhood support When Joe’s Creek, a tribute of Bachman Lake in North Dallas was scheduled to become a concrete box culvert in the early 1950′s a group of area women organized to save the creek. In 1991, the next generation of residents joined to improve and beautify the creek. Neighborhood leaders […]
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