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.



Energy Saving Trees Are Back! 

In collaboration with the Arbor Day Foundation, CenterPoint Energy and Trees For Houston are offering 2,500 free trees to homeowners to plant around their homes to save energy. Studies show that homeowners can save up to 30% on their electric bill by strategically planting a shade tree. 

CenterPoint Energy is proud to sponsor this program and provide qualifying* residential customers with 2 free trees, and Houston-area churches and schools up to 10 free trees. In less than ten minutes you can reserve your free trees. Thanks for participating in this exciting program!
*Must be located within CenterPoint Energy service territory to qualify. If you are unsure whether you are located in CenterPoint Energy's service territory, please contact your Retail Electricity Provider.

*Trees will be available for pickup February 21st at Rice stadium in the west parking lot. You must complete the reservation process to claim you free trees.

Available trees
Live Oak 
Burr Oak 
Cedar Elm 
Nuttall Oak 
Pecan Tree (sold out!)
Red Maple (sold out!) 

Shumard Oak 
White Oak

To reserve your trees, please visit: http://energysavingtrees.arborday.org/?partnerCode=07142#Start  



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