Texas Tree Trails

A  Geographic Guide To Texas' Significant Trees

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Mission
Our Mission is to find and catalog each of these treasures in order to preserve their integrity for future generations - before they all disappear.
Associates
Texas Forest Service

Texas Historic Tree Coalition

Trinity Blacklands Urban Forestry Council

Cross Timbers Urban Forestry Council


Who We Are
The Texas Tree Trails organization is a cooperative effort of the Texas Forest Service, the Texas Historic Tree Coalition, the Trinity Blacklands Urban Forestry Council and the Cross Timbers Urban Forestry Council, among others.



DFW/State/National Texas Red Oak Champion DFW Champion Redbud DFW Champion Shumard Oak

Nat'l Champion
Red Oak

Nat'l Champion
Red Bud

Texas Champion
Shumard Oak

DFW Champion and Historic Trees
We're Looking for Your Significant Tree!

The Dallas-Fort Worth region of Texas, is quite urbanized, but also highly biodiverse. By nature, our region's geology and geography define a diverse sampling of multiple, transitional bioregions. As a result, North Texas is home to many spectacular arborilogical specimens that attest to this biodiversity. We have many state and even national champion trees close to home! The next yet-to-be-discovered champion tree could be in your backyard!

The champion and historic trees of our urban-forest are threatened by often unchecked urbanization and our typical violent storms of which have seen to be on the increase. These have rendered much of our forested open-space and wildlife habitat to concrete and asphalt or dried, cracked earth. Texas Tree Trails works to educate the public regarding the significant trees in our region in an effort to conserve our "natural capitol", our "bio-inventory". We have many rewarding and exciting opportunities where you can help save our treesPlease contact us.


Tree Trails and Virtual Tours 

Our natural environment is negatively affected by population growth. In the past, some of the most prominent area trees were lost without a public knowledge of their significance or death.

These treasures were silent witnesses to our history, foundations of our communities and resources for those interested in the knowledge of outstanding trees.

National Champion Texas Red Oak

Nat'l Champ Texas Red Oak

Do You Know of a Possible Champion or Historic Tree?
Regional Champion Magnolia If you love trees as much as we do and want to get involved, please help us gather information on these treasures. You can sign up to become one of our volunteers.

Significant trees are not renewable resources
They should be preserved in perpetuity. Virtual Tours offer our trees to the world, encourage eco-tourism and leave a legacy for the future. Our plan is to build several of these tours to show the scope of the issue.
Call your Regional Forester for details. See the Contacts page or fill out the Nomination Form so a Texas Tree Trails volunteer can locate and measure your tree. Our trees are counting on you.

If your tree meets the requirements of a champion for its species it will be added to our regional DFW Big Tree Registry or maybe even the state or national champ lists! There are MANY big trees yet uncounted! Maybe yours or one you know of is one of them!
 

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