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Southern Methodist University (2013)

The campus of Southern Methodist University (SMU) is located in a highly developed and urbanized area of Dallas, Texas. Surrounded by concrete, large buildings, and major transportation corridors the SMU campus is an oasis of green comprised of 2,236 trees. To better understand the role trees play on campus, a partnership between Southern Methodist University and Texas Trees Foundation was created to inventory and study the shade and ornamental tree species growing on the campus grounds. This study is an…

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Rowlett RETREET (2016)

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. On December 10th, 2016, Texas Trees Foundation, RETREET and Keep Rowlett Beautiful will initiate the replanting of Rowlett. The goal of this planting is to begin the re-growth of Rowlett’s urban forest with the planting of more than 400 trees. We have a goal of $30,000 to raise…

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State of the Dallas Urban Forest Report (2015)

During the summer of 2014, the Texas Trees Foundation (TTF) completed an i-Tree Eco* Assessment for the City of Dallas. With generous assistance from six college interns and the City of Dallas Urban Forester, Foundation staff assessed 621 randomly selected plots. Data was analyzed, interpreted and combined with information from two additional studies completed by the Texas Trees Foundation: The Dallas Roadmap to Planning and Planting Trees (2010), the Open Lands Study (2014). With support from the Dallas Urban Heat…

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Super Grow XLV (2005)

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 Bowl XLV host communities, an education and tree giveaway (up to 500 seedlings) at one school in each of the 12 Super Bowl XLV host communities, and a grand finale event at…

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Tree the Town

Tree The Town is 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.The trees are being located along community trails and thoroughfares which could use more shade for hikers and bikers, or could use more trees to im‐ prove the landscaping along roadways. Some project…

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