Planting mini-forests along roads and highways makes our drives more scenic and cleaner.
1 MILLION TREES ACROSS TEXAS
The 1 Million Trees Across Texas initiative started with an enthusiastic volunteer and an ambitious goal. Dripping Springs resident Bill Brock approached Scenic Texas in early 2020, wanting to plant 1 million trees across Texas along roadways, much like he did in his youth in the Peace Corp in Guatemala.
In December 2020, we held our inaugural tree planting event in San Marcos along the highly trafficked interstate 35. Scenic Texas partnered with the San Marcos river Foundation and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center for our very first event, planting more than 100 trees along the frontage road. See the article in San Marcos Daily Record here.
Scenic Texas’ 1 Million Trees Across Texas Initiative is the only statewide program that supports sustainable landscaping and increases tree planting in overlooked rural to mid-sized communities of Texas. Our tree planting program improves the scenic quality of natural and built landscapes, aims to combat environmental degradation, promotes environmental conservation, preserves native trees, maintain greenspaces, and enhances the sustainability of communities across the state.
Planting new trees and preserving existing trees in our overlooked communities will improve the overall quality of our environment and provide habitat for native wildlife, which maintains a harmonious balance between humans and nature. Scenic Texas strives to address the environmental challenges associated with pollution and ecosystem degradation due to Texas’ rapid growth rate.
We are seeking volunteers, donors, and partners from communities across Texas. Whether you’re a member of your local homeowners’ association or want to plan an outdoor philanthropic event with your company or organization, we want to hear from you. For more information on how you can support and help us plant trees in overlooked rural to mid-sized communities, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or (361)-688-4571
“The one who plants trees, knowing that he will never sit in their shade, has at least started to understand the meaning of life” – Rabindrantah Tagore