“The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now.”
– Chinese Proverb



Home owners are responsible for watering and maintaining trees planted in their right-of-way. 

15-Gallon Tree | $160
Approximately 6-8 feet tall, 1½ inch caliper, and container grown. Includes planting, initial mulching, staking, fertilizing and one time watering at planting.

30-Gallon Tree | $300
Approximately 8-10 feet tall, 2 inch caliper, and container grown. Includes planting, initial mulching, staking, fertilizing and one time watering at planting.

Planting season runs from November to March. Please click the link below to purchase your tree online.

Tree Species List

Below are the tree species (subject to availability), if you have any questions, please contact Carolina Velásquez at carolina@treesforhouston.org.

American Elm Bald Cypress Bur Oak Cedar Elm Laurel Oak Live Oak Loblolly Pine Monterrey Oak Nuttall Oak

Overcup Oak Pecan Red Maple Shumard Oak Swamp Chestnut Oak Texas Redbud** Water Oak White Oak Wax myrtle**

*Recommended under power lines.

Tree Registry

Harris County established the tree registry to encourage the preservation of exceptional trees. The tree registry is where the largest trees in the county by native or naturalized species are documented.

The Harris County Tree Registry depends significantly on the Texas Forest Service for its creation and maintenance. We have always been proud to work with the Texas Forest Service. In this project, we are also being joined by American Forests. Click here for measuring rules and procedures, as defined by the State of Texas.


Proper planting and care is important.

Learn some watering tips and how to plant a tree with our Executive Director, Barry Ward.


Got questions?

+ My tree looks like it is dying, can someone come out and see if it has bugs or is sick?

Trees For Houston plants trees, we do not diagnose them. We recommend consulting a certified arborist with questions regarding the health of your tree. Click here for a list of certified arborists.

+ I have a tree that needs to be moved as we are adding on to our home, can I donate it to you?

Trees For Houston can only accept containerized tree donations. Please email katherine@treesforhouston.org if you are interested in making a donation.

+ I have a tree that needs to be trimmed, can you come out and trim it?

Trees For Houston only plants trees, we do not trim them. We recommend contacting a bonded tree company for your tree care and maintenance.

+ I lost a large oak tree in the back yard. Can you plant a replacement tree in my back yard for me?

Trees For Houston only plants in the public right-of-way, which is usually the area between the street and the sidewalk.

+ I'm an Eagle Scout looking to plan a planting project. Can Trees For Houston help me?

Yes. Once your group has finalized logistics of your project, you can contact us regarding a tree donation.

+ The school my daughter attends needs trees, do you plant around schools?

Yes. We plant a minimum of 25 school campuses each year. Click here to request trees at your school.