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Trinity News & Events

Dallas residents receive free trees on Dallas Arbor Day



Dallas Water Utilities (DWU) hosted the 5th annual Branch Out Dallas tree giveaway event on Dallas Arbor Day, Saturday, November 4. Over 2600 trees were distributed at six locations citywide.

The Branch Out Dallas tree giveaway program was launched in the fall of 2018, and because of the growing demand and participation, it is now part of Dallas Arbor Day annual celebration.

Trees benefit the urban environment by reducing stormwater runoff to drainage systems, cooling temperatures, improving air quality and mitigating the heat island effect.

"This program supports city initiatives," said Karen Woodard, Forestry Manager, Dallas Water Utilities. "We appreciate our residents and volunteers who understand the value of planting more trees."

Residents selected a 5-gallon tree from varieties that included bur oak, sycamore, American elm, Mexican plum, Shumard oak and lacebark elm. These trees are hardy and suited for the Texas region. 

Branch Out Dallas is held annually. The program is led by DWU staff and is supported by volunteers and civic groups who help plan the event and distribute the trees to residents.

 

Community Event: April 16, 2023 - West Dallas Gateway Pecan's Historic Recognition

On Sunday, April 16, 2023, the community celebrated the Texas Historic Tree Coalition's recognition of the West Dallas Gateway Pecan Tree.

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Winter Tree Care

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Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine

Public Alert

Emerald Ash Borer Quarantine

The Texas Department of Agriculture has implemented a quarantine for Dallas County restricting the movement of wood products out of the county.

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Forestry

City of Dallas Forestry 

The City of Dallas is pleased to announce the new City of Dallas Forestry website. The website provides information on caring for and increasing urban canopy cover. Opportunities for residents to learn and explore about the efforts underway are listed on the site including information on the Emerald Ash Borer, tree plantings, volunteer opportunities and the recent acceptance of the Urban Forest Master Plan. To learn more visit City of Dallas Forestry 

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FEMA

FEMA recognizes the City for its Floodplain Management Practices


The City of Dallas received recognition from FEMA Region 6 for its Class 4 Rating in the Community Rating System (CRS) Program. The rating recognizes the City's floodplain management practices. Dallas is the first community to reach a Level 4 in Texas and is the highest ranked community in Texas. For more details visit Class 4 Rating Article


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