Eric Wettengel

Urban Forestry Coordinator


Eric Wettengel is the Urban Forestry Coordinator for the Texas Trees Foundation, a private nonprofit focused on urban forestry, green infrastructure and sustainable design. The Foundation’s strategic approach is based in research driven data to mitigate the environmental challenges and related public health concerns that trees can alleviate.

Eric’s responsibilities with the Foundation include the logistical planning of tree plantings across North Texas, urban forestry consulting, and the collection, mapping, and digitization of forestry data that help the Foundation perform its service to Texas.

Eric graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology in 2009, and Texas State University with a Master of Applied Geography in 2011. Eric has held many professional titles throughout his colorful career, but finally realized his passion while attending Tarrant County College’s Horticulture program. Eric became a Certified Arborist with the International Society of Arboriculture in 2019 and quickly found himself welcomed into the Texas Trees Foundation family in 2020.

In his spare time, Eric enjoys canoeing around the natural areas of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, getting his hands dirty in his garden at home, and continuing his education in a life already rich with experience.