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.
In partnership with government, individuals, businesses and other community organizations, the Foundation initiates actions to achieve the following goals:
- To enhance the beauty and beneficial use of public lands and rights-of-way, primarily by planting trees to expand, maintain and protect the permanence of the “urban forest.”
- To teach people of all ages to be good stewards of one of our most important natural resources, our trees, in order to enhance the quality of life in our community, today and for generations to come.
- To revitalize our existing parks and create new, safe, well-maintained public parks and recreation areas.