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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.



Winter Tree Care

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Construction of the Trinity Portland Pump Station will begin November 21, 2022

The Trinity Portland Pump Station, located along the West Levee and Mexicana Drive, is a new stormwater pump station that will protect the neighborhoods from flooding during certain rainfall events by efficiently moving waters through the Eagle Ford Sump System over the West Levee and to the Trinity River.

Read the project notice letter - English & Spanish (PDF)

See the planned appearance of the facility at the following links.

Renderings (PDF)

Exterior Materials (PDF)

Interior Materials (PDF)

Learn more about the US Army Corps of Engineers projects in the Dallas Floodway

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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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