Save the date for Root Ball 2020!

Join us for a night of dancing and dining under the live oaks! You don’t want to miss out on Houston’s hottest spring event. Held at a private club, tree lovers get to kick back knowing they are making Houston a greener and more beautiful city for generations to come. 

Root Ball 2020 Information coming soon — please email Abby Clark with questions.


Recap: 25th Annual Root Ball

Chaired by: Kyle & John Kirksey, Sr., Joanie & John Kirksey, Jr. and Shawn & Bill Jackson

Read about the night in the Houston Chronicle!

Presenting Sponsor


Champion Live Oak

Cathy and Joe Cleary

The Kirksey Family

stately pecan

Ed Allday and Francey Pengra/ Frances and Tim Arnoult/ Philip Ferguson and Kathy O’Neil /Ann Lents and David Heaney/Marsha and Charlie Parker/Terri and Joseph Schwartz

Bette Benton/ Lisa Caledonia/Sylvie and Gary Crum/Wayne Fox/Rita and John Madden/ Kay and Max Watson

Conway MacKenzie

Harvey Builders

Marathon Oil Corporation

John P. McGovern Foundation

Nicole and Jim Perdue

towering pine

JoAnne and David Graham / Janet and Fred Heyne

splendid magnolia

Judge and Mrs. Lynn Hughes

Kelley Dyre & Warren, LLP

Molly and Hugh Rice Kelly

Kirksey Architecture

Laura and Andrew McCullough

Tennie and David Ott, Jr./Ott Charitable Foundation

Kathy and Harry Phillips

Mr. and Mrs. Yandell Rogers, III

Lori and Marty Shellist


Uptown Houston

Kathy and Bill Van Wie

Vinson & Elkins LLP

Winston & Strawn LLP/Sandra and John Keville

Nancy and Butch Abendshein

Allen Boone Humphries Robinson LLP

Linda and Les Allison

Bartlett Tree Experts

BB&T/Courtney and Bill Toomey

David & Judith Beck Foundation

CenterPoint Energy

Catherine and Patrick Elkins

Jenny Elkins

Environmental Design

Davey Tree

The Flournoy Family

Mary Kay & Gilbert Gaedcke


Donald L. Howell / Vivie and Chris O’Sullivan


Laura Mayer and Jarrod Cyprow

Barbara and Pat McCelvey

John S. Moody

Gary and Louise Moss

Karen and Dean Patrinely

Winifred and Carelton Riser

Patricia and Tom Ritter

Shooter & Lindsey

Barbara and Louis Sklar

Eliza and Stuart Stedman

Sarah and Duncan Underwood

Peter S. Wareing

Bonnie and David Weekley

Mr. and Mrs. Richard W. Weekley

Tracy and David Wegner

Lorraine and Ed Wulfe

Sally and Doug Abbott

Chris and Merrell Athon

Cathy and Giorgio Borlenghi

Kira and Alex Borlenghi

Polly and Murry Bowden

Clark Condon Associates

Sara Paschall Dodd

Mary and John Eads

Sally and John Fenoglio

Cece and Mack Fowler

Cullen K. Geiselman

Annie and Bob Graham

Heaney-Ziccardi Family

Mr. and Mrs. Edward Hennessy

Mrs. Melinda B. Hildebrand

Holcomb Properties

Mr. and Mrs. Mavis P. Kelsey, Jr.


Russell Murrell and Claire Smith

Linda and Larry Neuhaus

Stephanie and David Nini

Anne Owen

Melinda and Mike Perrin

Mimi and Charlie Prioleau

Stephens Insurance

Nick and Shannon Swyka

Michelle and Glenn Woo

Lew and Shelley Brazelton

Paula and John Cutler

Ellen and Frank Donnelly

Florence and Frederic Gautier-Winther

Ryan Gordon

Fehr Grossman Architects

Ann and Henry Hamman

William and Rosa Lee Hitchcock

Jeannie and Jay Kolb

Odette and Bob Mace

Friends of Trees For Houston

Geoffrey Walker & Ann Kennedy

Peter Meyer

Amy and Todd Mueller

Beth Robertson

David Stone

Marcy E. Taub

Molly and Coert Voorhees

Alex Angelina & Joe Wilson

Vivien and Scott Caven

Mary S. and Jack Dawson

Mary and Robert Frappier

Lloyd R. French III

Mr. William E. Gipson

Gail and Mike Hendryx

Linda and Graham Hill



Jenny Conte

McDugald Steele

Swift + Company