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How to Care for Your Tree During the Winter

How to Care for Your Tree During the Winter Help Your Tree Survive in Cold Conditions Winter is here and for most of us that means taking out a blanket and cuddling inside next to the heater for a few months. Our trees, however, don’t get that option and must endure what the Texas weather has…
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American Chestnut Tree

The American Chestnut Tree Holiday Tree Spotlight The American Chestnut tree, Castanea dentata, although not from the Texas area, is highly regarded as one of the most beautiful trees in the forest that produces a nut that is often associated with the holiday season.  Songs refer to chestnuts roasting on an open fire which solicit…
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Texas Trees Foundation Plants 250 Trees at DISD Schools

Texas Trees Foundation Cool Schools Team Plants 250 Trees at Dallas ISD Campuses November Cool Schools Update November was a busy planting month! In the last two weeks, the Texas Trees Foundation Cool Schools team planted 75 trees at Burnet Elementary, 68 trees at Reinhardt Elementary, and 88 trees at John Ireland Elementary in Dallas,…
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The Desert Willow

Tree of the Month: The Desert Willow Learn about this drought-tolerant, Central Texas tree and how to identify it Growing plants in the Texas summer heat can be a difficult task.  Many plants that flourish in other parts of the country have a hard time with our clay soils, 100+ degree days, and low rainfall. …
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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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How the Urban Heat Island is Impacting North Texas

How the Urban Heat Island is Impacting North Texas With the Texas summer in full swing, residents of urban areas are dealing with something their rural counterparts may not: Urban Heat Islands. The Urban Heat Island (UHI) Effect occurs when built surfaces, like roads, parking lots, and roofs, heat up during the day and slowly…
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Three Important Tips for Watering Your Tree

Three Important Tips for Watering Your Tree Learn about when and how to properly water your tree We all know that trees need water, but when and how much do they need?  Well, depending on who you ask, it may be more complex than you think.  According to The Arbor Day Foundation, there are many…
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How to Identify Abiotic Stress in Your Tree

How to Identify Abiotic Stress in Your Tree Learn to recognize these common symptoms that may save your tree We think of trees at as stalwart sentries, watching over our yards and weathering any storm with us. Though they seem impervious to the changing world around them, like us, trees can become stressed. Stress in…
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How to Identify Biotic Stress in Your Tree

How to Identify Biotic Stress in Your Tree Learn to recognize these common symptoms that may save your tree We think of trees at as stalwart sentries, watching over our yards and weathering any storm with us. Though they seem impervious to the changing world around them, like us, trees can become stressed. Stress in…
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How Outdoor Learning Improves Child Development

How Outdoor Learning Improves Child Development Outdoor spaces improve mental and physical health while shaping children for the future There is a tremendous body of research surrounding the benefits of both structured outdoor education and unstructured outdoor play for children. The positive effects of spending time in nature are far-reaching—from mental and physical health improvements…
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