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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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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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How to Care for Your Tree During a Texas Summer

How to Care for Your Tree During a Texas Summer Helping your tree survive and thrive under harsh conditions It’s Summertime in Texas, and that means one thing: it is hot. While older, more established trees are well adapted to the heat and humidity, younger and newly planted trees will struggle to thrive under these…
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Impacting the Urban Forest through Citizen Science

Impacting the Urban Forest through Citizen Science Become a Citizen Scientist to Help Create Better Outdoor Spaces America’s foundation is built on volunteers.  French philosopher Alex de Tocqueville in his book “Democracy in America,” published in 1835 remarked that one of American’s unique qualities was our tendency to form associations to advance the common good.…
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How GIS Maps Help to Build the Urban Forest

How GIS Maps Help to Build the Urban Forest Using maps and data to assess and improve tree canopy cover in North Texas Maps are a powerful tool used in urban forestry that help people understand the different types of trees a city has, where they are located, and about their health and growth. Most mapping of the urban forest is done electronically through “Geographical Information Systems”, or GIS.     What Are GIS Maps? GIS maps analyze data across…
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Texas Trees Foundation Update/Response

Texas Trees Foundation Update/Response Dear TTF Friends,   We are thinking of you during this time of uncertainty and wishing each and every one of you good health. You are the backbone of the Texas Trees Foundation, and we consider you family. We are grateful for your support, and we want to support you.  …
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Guzick Elementary Plants 78 Trees with Texas Trees Foundation

Guzick Elementary Plants 78 Trees with Texas Trees Foundation Texas Trees Foundation Launches Cool School at Guzick Elementary Students at Frank Guzick Elementary in Dallas, Texas planted 78 trees last Friday as part of Texas Trees Foundation's Cool Schools program. A total of 657 students and 43 teachers participated in a day full of learning,…
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Texas Rangers’ Hunter Pence Joins Trees Initiative

Texas Rangers' Hunter Pence Joins Cool School Initiative Pence helps plant 43 trees at J.B. Little Elementary Hunter Pence, Texas Rangers right fielder, collaborated with Texas Trees Foundation and Arlington ISD last Friday to plant 43 trees at J.B. Little Elementary as part of the Cool Schools initiative. Through Texas Trees Foundation, Pence and his…
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Dallas Comedy House Improv Fundraiser Event

Dallas Comedy House Improv Fundraiser Event ``Give Back`` Night for the Texas Trees Foundation We had a BLAST at the Dallas Comedy House Improv Fundraiser, and so did all our guests and staff!! From "slow-mo toilet Olympics" to our CEO Janette winning the "categories game," it was a tree-medously great event! Many thanks to Dallas Comedy…
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