Tuesday, October 20, 2020

Learn Why Trees are Good For Your Health

Everyone loves the beauty of trees lining the streets and neighborhoods of the City of Southlake, but did you know that trees are also good for your health?

They are. In addition to the much-needed shade they provide during hot Texas summers, trees also protect against air and water pollution, reduce stress, and encourage people to get more physical activity. The greener a community is, the healthier and happier its residents are!

The City of Southlake’s annual Street Tree Program is dedicated to keeping Southlake green, beautiful and healthy all year long. Through this program, Southlake residents are able to purchase a tree for half price, and the City will cover the remaining cost. The following four varieties of trees are available through the program: Chinese Pistache, Lacebark Elm, Live Oak and Shumard Oak. Trees will be planted in designated locations in late winter/early spring. View the 2018 Street Tree Program Brochure for more information.

There are limited quantities of trees available, so be sure to order yours now! (Limit one tree per household) Orders can be placed online at www.SouthlakeParksandRec.com, in person at the Community Services Department located at 1400 Main St., Suite 210, or by mail. Trees can be purchased October 1– December 31.

To learn more about the City’s Street Tree Program and other Keep Southlake Beautiful initiatives, visit our website or call (817) 748-8019.