Our Motto

The greening of North Central Texas.

The motto of the Texas Trees Foundation is “The Greening of North Central Texas”. The Foundation sustains a tree planting initiative for neighborhood parkways and medians, schools and other public open spaces, a tree growing facility to assure a healthy supply of trees for the future, and education programs to teach the importance and benefits of maintaining a healthy urban forest.

  • Mission
  • Vision
  • Challenge
  • Solution

The Mission of the Texas Trees Foundation is (i) to preserve, beautify and expand parks and other public natural green spaces, and (ii) to beautify our public streets, boulevards and rights-of-way by planting trees and encouraging others to do the same through educational programs that focus on the importance of building and protecting the “urban forest” today as a legacy for generations to come.

The Foundation will share its vision on a national level, but will focus its efforts and develop loyalties among communities in the North Central Texas area.

The Texas Trees Foundation has a vision for our community. It is a community comprised of beautiful, well maintained parks, shady tree-lined streets and boulevards, hiking, biking and nature trails, and other outdoor amenities which combine to form a living and working environment that enhances the economic value of its commercial areas and its neighborhoods, and nurtures the health, safety and quality of life of all its citizens; a community in which its citizens actively participate in building and sustaining its “urban forest.” The Foundation will serve as a catalyst in creating such a community.

North Texas has one of the most challenging urban climates in the United States. The Dallas Metroplex endures oppressive summer heat, limited rainfall, poor soils, and one of the nation’s worst problems with air pollution. Energy costs keep rising and the urban heat island effect continues to increase temperatures. Residents are at risk and need a solution.

Texas Trees Foundation provides education, trees, and other support needed to create more livable communities and better land stewards through a variety of initiatives, programs, projects and partnerships.

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Staff

Matt Grubisich

Director of Operations & Urban Forestry

matt@texastrees.org

T Hanson

Development and Planning Director

thanson@texastrees.org

Cynthia Cook

Southwestern Medical District & Cool Schools Project Manger

cynthia@texastrees.org

Marc Beaudoing

Urban Forestry Project Coordinator

marc@texastrees.org

Taylor Guynes

Urban Forestry Project Manager

taylor@texastrees.org

Board of Trustees

Bobby B. Lyle

Chairman
Lyco Holdings, Incorporated

Don M. Glendenning

Vice-President
Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell, LLP

Dan E. Patterson

Treasurer
Patterson Thoma Family Office

Patrick D. Little

Turner Corporation

Stanley R. Levenson

Levenson & Brinker Public Relations

Martha Gallier

Gallier and Wittenberg, Inc

Adam McGill

Vistra Energy

Warren J. “Bud” Melton

Halff Associates

Diane Scovell

Community Volunteer

Affiliates

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For more information about the Texas Trees Foundation please call us at 214.953.1184 or email info@texastrees.org.