Reports/Studies

This is a collection of our research reports and studies which have shaped our urban forestry approach and direction for our projects and programs.

Urban Streetscape Master Plan Southwestern Medical District

Urban Streetscape Master Plan Southwestern Medical District Transforming the intersection of health and nature. Link to SWMD Plan Link to SWMD Brochure Rooted in the City of Dallas for more than a century, the Southwestern Medical District (SWMD) is a premier medical center surrounded by active communities. Just three miles from downtown Dallas, the District…

Urban Heat Island Management Study

Urban Heat Island Management Study A Study of Dallas' Urban Heat Island Effect from August 2017 Link to Report Texas Trees Foundation's Urban Heat Island Management Study from August 2017 is a year-long study of the impacts and implications of air temperatures at the neighborhood level. Most notable among them: Dallas is heating up faster than every…

State of the Dallas Urban Forest Report

State of the Dallas Urban Forest Report A Study of Dallas' Urban Forest From March 2015 Link to Report Dallas’ urban forest is comprised of the individual trees and groves in and around the places we live, work and play. Urban forest assessment provides a baseline from which to measure changes, trends and outcomes. Sound…

Texas Trees Foundation Brochure

Texas Trees Foundation Brochure Learn more about the Texas Trees Foundation in our organizational brochure! Link to Brochure Since 1982, Texas Trees Foundation has championed the transformation of North Texas landscapes. In our neighborhoods, parkways, medians, schools and other open public spaces, we plant large trees to shade and beautify our environment, and to comfort…

Argyle Urban Forest Report

Argyle Urban Forest Ecosystem Analysis Report Link to Report Argyle’s urban forest plays a crucial role in the livability and sustainability of the city. The city’s trees impact everything from economic development to the overall health and livelihood of the people that live, work, and play in Argyle every day. Understanding an urban forests structure,…

Rowlett Urban Forest Report

Rowlett Urban Forest Ecosystem Analysis Link to Report Rowlett’s urban forest plays a crucial role in the livability and sustainability of the city. Rowlett’s 340,000 trees impact everything from economic development to the overall health and livability of the people that live, work, and play in Rowlett every day. Understanding an urban forest's structure, function,…

University of North Texas at Dallas Report

The University of North Texas at Dallas Campus Tree Inventory & Ecosystem Service Benefits Report Link to Report The University of North Texas at Dallas (UNT Dallas) urban forest plays a crucial role in the livability and sustainability of all those that visit each year. UNT Dallas 68,040 trees impact everything from economic development to…

State of the Denton Urban Forest Report

State of the Denton Urban Forest Report Link to Report The urban forest of Denton plays a crucial role in the livability and sustainability of the city. Denton’s 3.5 million trees impact everything from economic development to the overall health of the people that live, work, and play in Denton every day. A more comprehensive…

Downtown Dallas Tree Report

Downtown Dallas Tree Inventory & Ecosystem Services Benefits Link to Report Using state-of-the-art technology, Texas Trees Foundation assessed trees in the city center from late 2014 through early 2015. Tree species, total tree height, condition, and other attributes were assessed and cataloged using a data storage and management system designed for tree inventories. This software…