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Cool School/Community Parks Update

Cool School/Community Parks Update We are excited to welcome students back this Fall 2020 to a safe, healthy outdoor environment that nourishes both their body and mind. The Texas Trees Foundation Cool Schools team has been busy all summer constructing and implementing outdoor learning areas that are being installed at six schools in the Dallas…
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The American Smoke Tree

Tree of the Month: The American Smoke Tree Learn about the origin of the Central Texas tree and how to identify it The American Smoke Tree, also known as Chittamwood, can be grown as a small ornamental tree or as a large shrub.  It is not a well-known plant and can be hard to find…
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Ericsson Volunteer Day

Ericsson Volunteer Day We were thrilled to have Ericsson volunteers come out to the TXU Energy Urban Tree Farm and Education Center! These volunteers got in their daily workout at the tree farm while they helped pull weeds, move potted trees to the staging area, and put together and installed drip lines for tree irrigation…
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Coalfire Volunteer Day

Coalfire Volunteer Day TXU Energy Urban Tree Farm & Education Center A group of volunteers from Coalfire joined us at the TXU Energy Urban Tree Farm and Education Center to lend a helping hand with the tree irrigation lines and stabilization system. These volunteers helped move some of the smaller trees planted by Girl Scouts…
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Bob Woodruff Park South Tree Planting

Over 650 trees were planted at Bob Woodruff Park (South) by partners and volunteer groups including City of Plano, National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, FedEx, Alliance Data, Verizon, Capital One, and Harley-Davidson Financial Services!

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Running Bear Park Tree Planting

Planting more than 50 trees at Running Bear Park in Irving was no sweat (figuratively speaking) for our incredible team of volunteers from Verizon, Hilton Anatole Dallas, and the City of Irving employees. A special thanks to Groundwork Dallas for digging the holes in preparation for our volunteers.

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Southwestern Medical District Charrette

Southwestern Medical District Charrette There was a meeting of the minds to brainstorm design plans for the “Green Heart” and “Green Spine” areas of the Southwestern Medical District Urban Streetscape Master Plan project at the Architecture and Design Exchange with the collaboration of  DFW American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA), Dallas American Institute of Architects…
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Cool School Celebration at Tom C. Gooch Elementary

Cool School Celebration at Tom C. Gooch Elementary Ready for one of their favorite days of the year, “field day,” students welcomed us with a song performance and tree facts as we came together to celebrate their “Cool Schools” program at Tom C. Gooch Elementary School. We had a great time at Gooch Elementary as…
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iStation Volunteer Day

iStation Volunteer Day Thanks to coordination by the Communities Foundation, iStation volunteers joined us at our TXU Energy Urban Tree Farm & Education Center where they helped prune and water trees before it got too hot. We had a great time with this team of volunteers, clearing low-lying branches that improved the visibility and conditions…
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‘Cool Schools Community Parks’ Ribbon-cutting Celebration

'Cool Schools Community Parks' Ribbon-cutting Dan D. Rogers Elementary celebrated their ‘Cool Schools Community Parks’ with a ribbon-cutting ceremony, where we also unveiled the site-plans for the other ‘Cool School Community Parks’ which include: S.S Conner Elementary School, Tom C. Gooch Elementary School, C.A. Tatum Jr. Elementary School, and Boude Storey Middle School. Thanks to…
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