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During our 2015-2016 planting season, we planted over 20,000 trees in 90 different zip codes throughout the Houston area. 

Education

The mission of the Trees For Houston education program is to expand the awareness of the critical role that trees play in our community for residents of all ages and grade levels, and how Trees For Houston is aiding that cause.

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School and Classroom Presentations

School presentations focus not only on tree biology, but the value and criticality of planting and protecting trees in our environment.  By combining interactive classroom presentations and customized hands-on activities, we are able to integrate a sense of environmental awareness and responsibility into the daily lives of the youth of our community. With the support of CenterPoint Energy, our elementary school presentations include a free “Growing Together" kit for each student. The kits are hands-on learning tools, which include seeds, potting soil, growing containers, rulers, measurement charts, and recycled pencils for the students.

To request a session at a school, please contact katherine@treesforhouston.org



Adult Education and Educational Outreach

In addition to our schools program, Trees For Houstonprovides opportunities for citizens of all ages in our community to learn about the vital role trees and tree planting have in maintaining a healthy environment through our education and outreach programs.  Whether through volunteer plantings, speaking to local youth and community groups, or through one of our adult education courses, Trees For Houston strives to engage the public through tree planting and urban forestry education.  

To learn more about the programs offered, please contact katherine@treesforhouston.org


Urban ForesTree Keeper

The Urban ForesTree Keeper (UFTK) is a tree-care course offered by Trees For Houston. The course includes basic horticultural principles, re-planting drought-resistant trees, site and species selection, proper tree transplanting, the benefits of urban trees, and a Tree ID course. Through this course, we furnish knowledgeable people who will as owners or volunteers care for trees in municipalities, school districts, neighborhoods, and yards.

 

UFTK 2013 Course

UFTK 2013 Course

 

Upcoming Classes:

Stay tuned for the next UFTK Course! 

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