The Texas Trees Foundation
The Texas Trees Foundation (Texas Trees) serves as a catalyst in creating a new green legacy for North Texas through transformational, research-based plans that educate and mobilize the public to activate the social, economic, environmental, and health benefits that trees and urban forestry provide for a better quality of life.
The Mission of the Texas Trees Foundation is to:
- Plant trees to enhance the beauty and beneficial use of public lands and right-of-ways
- Expand, maintain, and protect the permanence of the urban forest
- Educate people of all ages to be good stewards of our most important natural resources – trees.
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.
Board of Trustees
Bobby B. Lyle
Lyco Holdings, Incorporated
Don M. Glendenning
Locke Lord LLP
Dan E. Patterson
Patterson Thoma Family Office
Patrick D. Little
Turner Construction Co.
Stanley R. Levenson