Trees for Houston has planted 600,000 trees. Now the non-profit organization is expanding with a new campus.
For nearly 40 years, Trees for Houston has been driving tree roots into the soil of a city increasingly known for its concrete. Over 600,000 trees have grown in Houston because of the organization, which doesn’t fight urban development as much as it tries to supplement it with a natural counterweight.
Just in time for Earth Day, Trees for Houston this week announced a new permanent campus to be built on 34th Street in Garden Oaks. The 1.5 acre complex gives Trees for Houston a new permanent home. But it also creates space for his efforts to expand. The new 34th Street space will house trees for the Houston office, as well as a nursery and education center. Moving to a new location, to hear executive director Barry Ward say, only increases the reach of Trees for Houston.