Dallas Urban Forest Master Plan
Growing and Maintaining Dallas' Tree Canopy
A Message from the Texas Trees Foundation
It’s a simple fact that trees are good. It’s also a fact that trees in cities just don’t happen by chance, except the Trinity Forest. The reality that the City of Dallas has a natural forest, and a built urban forest is remarkable. But we’ve come to a crossroads; nurture and manage this resource – or lose it.
Bulldozers, urban heat, pests, climate change, and a myriad of other maladies are affecting one of our most important natural resources—trees. And it’s up to us to come together, as a community, and have the will to consolidate efforts, both within the city and with external partners, to protect, expand, and manage our urban forest resource. It’s up to all of us to make trees a priority.
The Dallas Urban Forest Master Plan sets forward a strategic and cohesive agenda to manage this “green infrastructure”. If centralized within the City, there can be a comprehensive cost-effective approach to aligning investments for a greater return while at the same time providing a roadmap for private partners to help reach the goals and objectives of a strategic urban forestry plan.
The Texas Trees Foundation is here to help, as we’ve been since 1982, and we will continue to provide technical assistance, support, expertise, volunteers, and sponsors to help make Dallas cooler, greener and cleaner for our residents and to the visitors to this great city.
Janette Monear, President/CEO // Texas Trees Foundation
The Dallas Urban Forest Master Plan was developed through a partnership between the Texas Trees Foundation and the City of Dallas. The Texas Trees Foundation, a private 501(c)(3), serves as a catalyst in creating a new green legacy for North Texas through transformational, research-based plans and projects that educate and mobilize the public to activate the social, economic, environmental, and health benefits that trees and urban forestry provide for a better quality of life.
Lyda Hill Philanthropies
City of Dallas
Plan Prepared by Davey Resource Group, Inc.
Rucker & Co
Zach Wirtz, Texas Trees Foundation
Matt Grubisich, Texas Trees Foundation
Susan Alvarez, City of Dallas
Micah Pace, Preservation Tree (The Consulting Group)
Janette Monear, President/CEO, Texas Trees Foundation
Norm Daley, Director of Operations, Texas Trees Foundation
City of Dallas
Dallas City Attorney’s Office
Dallas Water Utilities
Office of Environmental Quality & Sustainability
Park and Recreation
Planning and Urban Design
Sustainable Development and Construction
Advanced Tree and Shrub Care, Inc.
CCA Landscape Architects, Inc.
Cross Timbers Urban Forestry Council
Davey Tree Expert Company
Dallas Urban Forest Advisory Committee
Friends of Oak Cliff Parks
Indian Trail Master Naturalists
Moore Tree Care
North Central Texas Council of Governments
Preservation Tree Services, Inc.
Texas A&M Forest Service
Texas Tree Surgeons
The Nature Conservancy
Trinity Blacklands Urban Forestry Council
Trinity Park Conservancy
Trust for Public Lands
Urban Tree Harvest