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Texas Trees Foundation Partners with PlanIt Geo to Develop an Interactive Online Tree Mapping Website

Texas Trees Foundation Partners with PlanIt Geo to Develop an Interactive Online Tree Mapping Website The Texas Trees Foundation TreePlotter map will contextualize the impact of urban trees in North Texas DALLAS, Texas – Texas Trees Foundation has launched a new map-based interactive website, created by map technology leader PlanIT Geo, for use by the…
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Taking advantage of CARES Act tax benefits for year-end giving

Taking advantage of CARES Act tax benefits for year-end giving The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was passed on March 27, 2020 to help taxpayers, businesses, and nonprofits in the wake of the pandemic and economic downturn. While the provisions of the CARES Act are set to expire at the end…
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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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