NeighborWoods Tree Planting

Plant a tree today

Our NeighborWoods Grove program helps groups and individuals improve their neighborhoods by planting trees in the right-of-ways and front yards of homes in their communities.   These trees will impact the quality of life today and make a sustainable difference for tomorrow.  Trees play an important role in making our cities cleaner, greener, and cooler.

  • Start a tree planting initiative
  • Sponsor a “Cool” School
  • Plant trees in a median, park, or other public space
  • Perfect for corporate volunteer events

 

 

Urban Forestry Assessments

We offer a wide variety of services to municipalities, contractors, and developers to ensure our urban forests are managed in a sustainable manner.

  • Public and private tree inventories
  • Tree related ordinance review and development
  • Urban forestry master plan development for HOA’s, municipalities, builders, and developers
  • Comprehensive construction tree protection and preservation plan
  • Urban Tree Canopy (UTC) Assessments
  • I-tree consultation and services

Some of the Treemendous projects include assessments for:

  • Southern Methodist University
  • Abilene Christine University
  • Downtown Dallas, Inc.
  • City of Dallas Roadmap to Tree Planting and Planning
  • City of Mesquite

LEARN

Texas Tree SMART: Fun, educational web site permits children and adults alike to learn about the value of trees.

Dallas, Texas  (September 12, 2013) – Texas Trees Foundation (TTF) and Oncor today launched an interactive online educational Web site designed to help both children and adults learn important facts to ensure their tree planting experience is a rewarding one.

“Trees are an important part of a community’s infrastructure,” said TTF President Janette Monear, “but the wrong tree planted in the wrong place can result in power outages, costly line clearance and even death.”

Texas’ leading tree steward said the need for new trees is continually growing.  In 2011, more than 500 million trees died as a result of drought conditions in Texas.

“The loss of trees will have a negative effect on the quality of the air we breathe, the water we drink and the energy we use,” Monear said.  “It will adversely affect many aspects of our economy, environment, and health.”

The new TTF/Oncor interactive site is designed to help people as they begin to replant the urban forest. The site provides information, technology and access to resources to ensure newly planted trees provide maximum benefit while not interfering with utility lines.

“Trees offer a plethora of benefits,” Monear said. “from the shade that lowers energy costs to lowered C02 levels, reduced water runoff and increased property values.  All those benefits rely on planting the right way in the right location.  It is a matter that should not be taken lightly.”

The website integrates urban forestry information contributed by Texas Trees Foundation and Oncor.  Urban Forestry elearning material was contributed through a partnership between Texas A&M Agrilife Extension, USDA

Forest Service, Southern Group of State Foresters, Southern Reginonal Extension Forestry, Urban and Community Forestry South, and Warnell University.  Also a  fun, interactive tree planting game and a quiz that generates a printable certificate when passed. The overall website project was directed and managed by Dallas-based MODsocket.Com – The Marketing Department for Small Business, in partnership with Atlanta-based Mediacurrent Interactive and Bluefever Media of Buenos Aires Argentina.

The site is located at www.TexasTreeSmart.org

Pioneer Plaza

Pioneer Plaza is located by the Dallas Convention Center at the intersection of South Griffin and Young Street. Pioneer Plaza honors Dallas’ cowboy past by celebrating the trails that brought settlers to Dallas. Pioneer Plaza features native landscaping with a flowing stream and waterfall with a re-creation of a cattle drive in the form of bronze statues of longhorns being driven by three horse riding cowboys. Pioneer Plaza is open to the public year round from sun-up to sun-down. For…

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Texas Trees Foundation Video

Celebrate trees with this promotional video of Texas Trees Foundation. Created by students at Art Institute of Dallas as a class project, this video details the importance of trees in urban environments and how Texas Trees Foundation is making a difference, by creating healthy communities through tree planting, education and advocacy. Join us today and plant a tree! www.texastrees.org www.texastreesmart.org

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Texas Tree SMART

Dallas, Texas  (September 12, 2013) – Texas Trees Foundation (TTF) and Oncor today launched an interactive online educational Web site designed to help both children and adults learn important facts to ensure their tree planting experience is a rewarding one. “Trees are an important part of a community’s infrastructure,” said TTF President Janette Monear, “but the wrong tree planted in the wrong place can result in power outages, costly line clearance and even death.” Texas’ leading tree steward said the…

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