Santa Fe Trail gets new greenery
Volunteers planted 38 trees along the Santa Fe Trail over the weekend. The January planting is the first of several beautification and conservation projects the park department will complete as part of Dallas’ urban forestry master plan, according to Urban Forestry Coordinator Karen Woodard.
“Dallas is fortunate to have tree protection and landscaping ordinances that help preserve and replace trees as part of the land development process and community support to establish a growing tree coverage and canopy throughout our neighborhoods,” Woodard said. “Their importance to our environment and to the aesthetics of our city is vital to everyone’s quality of life.”
This is the city’s first tree planting event of 2015. Last year the city planted 1,788 trees citywide with the help of citizens and corporate partners. The National Arbor Day Foundation recognized the city for the eighth consecutive year for its continued commitment to urban forestry and reforestation, naming Dallas a Tree-City community.