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Neighborhood Tree Planting Program

Participants are required to plant and water the trees. Residents get to know their neighbors by working toward a common goal, which builds a stronger sense of community. In addition to increasing property values by up to 20 percent, studies have shown that trees can reduce crime rates, slow the speed of traffic on residential streets, dampen noise, reduce stress and promote a feeling of wellness.

How the program works

  • One person from the neighborhood agrees to be the neighborhood coordinator and serves as the link between the Forestry Section and the participating group.
  • A group of 25 to 75 residents (addresses) must commit to plant the trees in the parkway and to water the trees after planting.
  • The maximum number of addresses allowed to sign up for a single tree planting project is 75. If you have more than 75 interested participants, a new list will need to be submitted at a later date.
  • It is the neighborhood’s responsibility to plant the trees or find volunteers if needed.
  • Residents may rank their preferred tree(s) on the sign-up sheet. However, there is no guarantee that he or she will receive the preferred tree.
  • A waiting list is in effect and tree planting projects are on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Once a neighborhood’s place on the waiting list is near the top, the Forestry Section will arrange a date for the City to deliver the trees to a secure location (typically the neighborhood coordinator’s backyard).
  • A week or two prior to delivery, the Forestry Section will survey the participating neighborhood and mark optimal planting locations within the parkway, according to spacing and visibility requirements.

Contact

Address:
4200 S. Freeway, Ste. 2200
Fort Worth, TX 76115

Phone:
817-392-5738

Email

City Forester:
Melinda Adams

Tree Planting & Maintenance

Resources

Tree Selection/Identification

Tree Planting and Care

Tree Diseases & Insects

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