Volunteers reforest White Rock Lake Park


By Tamara Aquino

The Dallas Park and Recreation Department’s Branching Out reforestation program brings volunteers of all ages together to plant oaks, elms and other tree species at Dallas parks. 

Volunteers of all ages gathered this past month to plant trees throughout the park.
Photo courtesy of Branching Out

Through Branching Out, the department is working to increase Dallas’ tree canopy to 37 percent by 2040. More than 40 volunteers recently planted 50 trees at White Rock Lake Park. 

Park and recreation arborists and forestry professionals gave in-depth demonstrations on tree safety and how to carefully plant and care for new trees. Branching Out welcomes individuals, groups, corporate/business teams and volunteers of all ages to the planting events! Branching Out is led by the Dallas Park and Recreation and coordinated in collaboration with Texas Trees Foundation. For dates and volunteer registration, visit DallasParks.org.