Established in 1983, Trees For Houston is a nonprofit organization whose mission is straightforward – to plant, protect and promote trees. The organization initially focused its efforts on planting street trees in the heart of Houston, but as the city grew, so did the need for strategic, large scale planting to counteract the impact of expansion on the region’s tree canopy. As the only tree planting organization of its kind in the region, Trees For Houston is the go-to organization for trees and information for other nonprofits, municipalities and area residents.
Trees For Houston partners with schools, organizations and corporations to provide free or low-cost trees. They are able to do so by maintaining and operating tree farms year-round in Bellaire, Humble, North Houston, Magnolia, Spring and Clear Lake. Since their inception, Trees For Houston has planted over half a million trees and on average plants 20,000 trees per year. They also donate tens of thousands of trees to various organizations in need. This equates to significant aesthetic, economic and health benefits for community partners, non-profit organizations, neighborhoods, schools and parks throughout our region.
Recent and current partners include the Houston Parks Board, Buffalo Bayou Partnership, Houston Zoo, Memorial Park Conservancy and the Willow Waterhole Greenspace Conservancy. Additionally, Trees For Houston works with corporations, such as Aramco, Chevron and CenterPoint, coordinating volunteer planting and beautification projects.
Trees For Houston also hosts several volunteer events throughout the year where the community is invited to participate in tree plantings in a park or school that is in need of trees. Each tree planting allows individuals to be a part of Trees For Houston’s mission and leave a multi-generation legacy that will impact thousands of Houstonians. If you are interested in planting trees in your area or would like to learn more about the organization, contact the Trees For Houston office at 713.840.8733 or visit www.TreesForHouston.org. You may also follow them on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter @Treesforhouston.