Cool Connected Oak Cliff
In efforts to combat the urban heat islands — where ambient temperatures can rise from 5 to 10°F due to lack of trees combined with dense, hard surfaces– trees were planted in the Oak Cliff community to help cool the area.
With a couple hundred volunteers, volunteers managed to plant over 175 trees in Oak Cliff thanks to the hard work done by The Trust for Public Land, The Nature Conservancy in Texas, The University of Texas at Dallas (UTD Comet Sports & UTD Sustainability Club), HKS Architects, and Groundwork Dallas. We applaud such great volunteers for their hard work to green up spaces that will help alleviate respiratory difficulties and heat related illnesses and create a better, healthier place to live. Learn more about Cool Connected Oak Cliff.