TXU Energy Urban Tree Farm and Education Center

About the TXU Energy Urban Tree Farm and Education Center

The TXU Energy Urban Tree Farm and Education Center is located on the campus of Richland College in Dallas, and has been sponsored by TXU Energy since 2002. This tree farm serves as the Foundation’s tree nursery and volunteer site as well as benefiting the college by offsetting emissions and energy consumption.

With the valued sponsorship of TXU Energy, this project is one of Texas’ largest-known urban tree farms. The four-acre tree farm features state-of-the-art production and irrigation technology with the capacity to produce over 7,000 ten-gallon trees per planting season. Trees are grown onsite are planted throughout North Texas for our various projects and programs.

Every year the Texas Trees Foundation looks for ways to improve the TXU Energy Urban Tree Farm and Education Center with the help of volunteers and partners. The site offers potential opportunities for urban forestry research and education, practicing new tree care techniques and hosting educational and recreational events for students and the local community.

Tree Tender Volunteer Events

On the third Saturday of each month (except during the hot months of June, July and August) we hold events called “Tree Tender” Volunteer Days. Through this event volunteers log thousands of hours each year mulching, pruning, repotting, watering, weeding, cleaning up trash and tree planting. In this way, the TXU Energy Urban Tree Farm and Education Center continues to provide a place for volunteers to serve while also learning about urban forestry and the benefits of trees.

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12800 Abrams Road, Dallas, TX 75243 — Parking Lot D