Dallas is known as a place where larger-than-life dreams become reality. Here, one group shares a mission as large and worthy as any other; the identification and protection of our heritage trees.
The Dallas Historic Tree Coalition is a non-profit, local citizens’ group advocating the recognition and celebration of significant and historic trees. Their goal is to “find, research and honor the stories these living legacies have told, and continue to tell, for generations.”
They understand that the stories of these trees are as important as the trees themselves. The stories provide a way for people to relate their lives to the trees. They help create a living connection to the people before us. It is a mission shared by “Living Witness: Historic Trees of Texas.”
Dallas Historic Tree Coalition reaches out to historians, arborists, archaeologists, anthropologists, environmentalists and other experts in relevant fields. For their worthy efforts, they have received the National Arbor Day Foundation Project Award and the Texas Urban Forestry Council Project Award.
To help them continue to identify and preserve historic trees, visit their website at http://www.dhtc.org/