Thursday, June 24, 2021

Keep Southlake Beautiful by Planting a Street Tree

It’s that time of year again—time to order the street trees that will keep Southlake beautiful for generations to come. Trees will be available for purchase through January 31, 2019.

Trees are essential for a healthy ecosystem, but they also have a direct impact on our own health and well-being. They protect us from the blazing summer heat, mitigate air and water pollution, reduce stress and encourage people to get outside and stay active. The greener the community, the happier and healthier the residents!

The City of Southlake’s annual Street Tree Program is dedicated to keeping Southlake healthy and beautiful all year long. Through this program, Southlake residents can purchase a tree for half price with the City covering the remaining costs. The following four varieties of trees are available through the program:

Visit our website for more information. Trees will be planted in designated locations in late winter/early spring.

Trees can be purchased until January 31 either through the Parks and Recreation online portal or at the Community Services office (1400 Main Street, Suite 210). Only one tree per Southlake household.

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

It’s Fall Ya’ll: Time for Tree Planting and Street Cleaning!

Swirling leaves, cooler temps, and pumpkin spice lattes are just around the corner.  For Southlake residents, October is also a time for acquiring street trees for planting and Adopt-a-Street clean ups.

Autumn is the perfect time to plant a tree, and the City can help through the popular Street Tree Program.

“The purpose of the Street Tree Program is to provide quality shade trees to plant within the right-of-way areas of streets,” said Chris Tribble, Director of Community Services.  “We’ve chosen varieties that are suitable for our soil and weather conditions, trees that will make a nice addition to Southlake’s environment.”

Residents may purchase low cost trees from the city through this program beginning in October.

The Street Tree Program is funded by fines levied when trees are cut down in violation of city ordinance.

Residents can purchase trees through the Parks and Recreation online registration portal or by filling out the order form available on the on the website and mailing it, along with a check, to the Community Services Department.

The street trees are on sale from October 1st until December 31st. The tree order will be placed with the nursery after sales close. City Parks staff will coordinate planting times and dates with the residents and the nursery. Trees are planted early Spring. See pictures below for resident prices.

More than 39 streets have been adopted by local groups, who coordinate trash pick up each quarter.  These volunteers perform a vital service, complementing the efforts of local crews to remove debris and improve the appearance of roadways.Also, as part of the Keep Southlake Beautiful initiative, local volunteers will take to the streets this fall to participate in the Adopt-a-Street cleanup program.

Tribble notes, “We can’t say enough about how valuable these volunteers are. Their efforts make a real difference in the quality of life in Southlake.”

Are you a group looking for ways to contribute to the city?  Information about the City’s Adopt-a-Street program can be found HERE.

As we say goodbye to summer, watch for new trees and clean streets!

Put Green in Your Routine with the Street Tree Program

Keep Southlake Beautiful has represented Southlake for 20 years through with environmental programs. Through the annual Street Tree Program, Southlake residents are able to purchase a tree for half price, and the City will cover the remaining costs.

The following four (4) 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.

Only one tree per Southlake household can be purchased. There are limited quantities of trees available, so be sure to order yours now! Orders can be placed online at www.SouthlakeParksandRec.com, in person at the Community Services Department or by mail. Order forms are available online or at the Community Services offices located in Town Hall, Suite 210.  Trees can be purchased until December 31st.

To find out more about the City’s Street Tree Program and other Keep Southlake Beautiful initiatives, visit our website at www.cityofsouthlake.com/ksb.