Houston Parks and Recreation Department

RE-Plant Houston

RE-Plant Houston is a multi-year reforestation campaign coordinated by the Houston Parks and Recreation Department dedicated to reforesting Houston parks and greenspaces managed by the department. The department will work in conjunction with non-profits, businesses, individuals and groups to find private funding and volunteers interested in providing the means to purchase trees and the workforce needed to rebuild Houston’s urban Forest.

If you would like to help please visit the following non-profit groups to see how you can be a part of RE-Planting Houston’s Urban Forest:

  1. Trees for Houston - www.treesforhouston.org
  2. The Hermann Park Conservancy - www.memorialparkconservancy.org
  3. The Memorial Park Conservancy - www.hermannpark.org
  4. The Houston Parks Board - www.houstonparksboard.org

Effect of 2011 Drought on Urban Forest

Thousands of trees that died due to the 2011 drought have been removed from City of Houston parks and greenspace through a Solid Waste Contract for removal of hazardous trees. The debris from these trees was recycled into one of 3 different components

  1. Lumber
  2. Pulp wood
  3. Paper mill chips