Welcome To Trees For Houston
Trees For Houston is a non-profit organization dedicated to planting, protecting and promoting trees.
In our 30 years, we have planted nearly 500,000 trees to benefit the Houston community. We recognize that trees clean the air, mitigate run off, cool the surroundings, and beautify our neighborhoods. You can help. You can plant, donate, learn, work, and make friends. Houston needs trees. We need you.
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During our 2013-2014 planting season, we planted 21,536 trees including:
- 5,664 trees with green partners across 19 counties
- 15,000 trees along bayous, streets, esplanades, trails and in tribute groves, including 13 volunteer plantings
- 889 trees at 31 schools including 15 volunteer plantings
Additionally, we now operate six distinct nurseries located strategically throughout the area. With current growing capacity at about 25,000 trees, we hope to bring even greater numbers of free and low-cost trees to every corner in Houston.
Since 1983, we have planted 489,032 trees across the Houston region, including 36,379 trees at 566 schools.
Trees For Houston's Wish List
Trees For Houston has an immediate need for a tractor or skid steer for use in our expanding nursery operations. We will be using the equipment to move, plant and harvest trees and other nursery supplies.
As requests for our trees continue to expand, the cost to move trees from nurseries to planting sites has risen dramatically. Obtaining another trailer will greatly increase our efficiency, reducing time spent hauling trees across the city. By purchasing a larger, heavier trailer, we can cut in half the number of delivery trips we make with the current small trailer.
As requests for our trees continue to expand, we are also in need of a watering trailer to maintain the trees we plant. Making sure the newly planted trees receive enough water during the first few years is critical to their survival. A watering trailer will enable is to more efficiently maintain our trees across the region.