Educational

These are shared educational resources about Texas trees, urban forestry, urban heat islands, and many other related topics for educational reference.

DFW Post-Storm Response and Tree Care

DFW Post-Storm Response and Tree Care Tornado Damage Assessment and Post-Storm Tree Care and Recovery for Residents Texas Trees Foundation and its partners are preparing to assist the City of Dallas and its residents recover after the October 2019 tornado that devastated parts of North Dallas. Learn more about acquiring a replacement tree, volunteering with…

Citizen Science Activities

Citizen Science Activities Citizen Science, research conducted by community members, is key for many successful urban forests around the United States. This helpful information is compiled by people in the community as they take measurements, make observations, and record data that can be used for the greater “scientific good.” Check out these citizen science activities and help rebuild your…

Tree Planting How to’s – 7 Videos

Tree Planting How to's - 7 Videos Videos are sourced from TreePeople, serving Los Angeles, California's people and trees. In order to provide our volunteers with a quick and easy reference for learning how to plant trees, we are sharing TreePeoples' instructional videos - which attribute to them completely.  We feel these are simple and…

Nature Scavenger Hunts

Scavenger Hunts Let's go outside! These scavenger hunts are meant to get people (of all ages) outside and noticing nature. Before you choose an activity, be sure to wear sunscreen and take precaution against allergens as shown in the "Before We Go Outside" document. Happy hunting! Before We Go Outside Scavenger Hunt - Abiotic Factors…

Careers in Forestry – Video Collection

Careers in Forestry - Video Collection If you enjoy working around trees, there are plenty of jobs for you – both inside and outside the office! The following is a collection of videos highlighting some careers in forestry, with an emphasis on urban forestry, that can help shed some light on how you can pursue…

TEDx Videos

TEDx Talks for Trees Below are a handful of TED Talk videos focused on trees and forests for further educational and informational reference. The Case for Nurturing a City's Other Green Infrastructure - Matt Grubisich How tall can a tree grow? How trees talk to eachother? How to grow a forest in your backyard Conserving…

Trees and Children Links

Trees and Children Links For research on the relationship between trees, nature and children, see the resource links below for specific information: Children and Nature Network (Research Library) Health Benefits to Children from Contact with the Outdoors and Nature (Children and Nature Network) Benefits of Nature – Health and Wellbeing Infographic (Children and Nature Network)…

8 Urban Tree Informational Videos

8 Urban Tree Informational Videos We have listed eight educational and informational videos below about urban trees - which touch on the conditions they grow in and the important roles they serve in urban settings. Urban Trees – Let’s Talk Energy Benefits of urban trees - UNFAO Urban trees: Masters of Survival - HamburgerSenat Urban…

Top 10 Urban Heat Island Videos

Top 10 Urban Heat Island Videos We have listed ten educational and informational videos below which explain components of Urban Heat Islands and highlight the effects of extreme heat and ways to combat urban heat. Dallas is the Second-Fastest Warming U.S. City Extreme Summer Heat & Urban Heat Island Effect Explained The Urban Heat Island…

Tree Planting and Maintenance Resources

Tree Planting and Maintenance Resource Links Below are resources specific to Texas regarding tree planting and maintenance. If you have any specific or technical questions, we suggest reaching out to the Agrilife Extension office or your local certified arborist – especially if heavy equipment or damaged trees might be involved. Urban Forestry South – Published…