1M Trees Across Texas

Planting Mini Forests Along Roads and Highways

We had our first tree planting in San Marcos in December 2020 with the San Marcos River Foundation. Scenic Texas partnered with San Marcos River Foundation and Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center for its inaugural tree planting. See the article in San Marcos Daily Record here.

999,890 Trees to Go

Background

Scenic Texas member Bill Brock wants to leave a legacy. He came to Scenic Texas wanting to plant 1 million trees across Texas, much like he did in his youth in the Peace Corp in Guatemala. Currently, we are creating the plan to accomplish this big project and the areas most in need. Because we work with the TxDOT’s Green Ribbon Program, we know millions of trees and shrubs have been planted in Texas for attainment. The Green Ribbon Program was created to improve air quality for high traffic, urban areas with new road construction projects. However, there are areas of Texas that do no have the Green Ribbon Program and are in need of native landscaping and tree planting.

If you are interested in contributing to this program or volunteering for the day for a future planting, please contact Sarah Tober.

“I think that I shall never see
A poem lovely as a tree.
” | From the poem Trees by  Joyce Kilmer

Articles of Inspiration for 1M Trees Across Texas

Pocket | Fast-Growing Mini-Forests Spring up in Europe to Aid Climate

A Miyawaki forest being planted on the outskirts of Paris, France. Photo by ollo / Getty Images.

BBC | Climate change: China’s forest carbon uptake ‘underestimated’

China is engaged in large programmes to conserve and expand its forests