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Wanda the Willow and Treemendous Tom at EarthX in Fair Park.

Community Voice - Lorax

A lorax is a fictional character developed by Dr. Seuss to be the voice for trees because they have no voice. Our consulting arborists have always tried to speak for trees because they are often over pruned, topped, mangled, and basically disrespected. As a matter of fact, our owner developed a tree costume he wears during Earth Day events and hands out flyers on the benefits of trees as well as "trees are the answer" bumper stickers. 

The photo on the right was taken by Dallas Morning News Staff Photographer, Rex Curry.  The two characters are "Wanda the Willow" (our owners older sister) and "Treemendous Tom, the Tree Education Guy", (our owner). There is also a link below to an amusing article on the tree costumes; "I always wanted to be a tree" by Treemendous Tom.

Our owner also taught over 100,000 area 4th grade children over the years about the benefits of trees during the annual Agrilife Extensions' "Farm Day" event. The event runs for 3-5 days and groups of mostly area 4th graders are provided and education.  He even dresses in full tree climber gear and climbs a tree for them!

A Long Time Commitment to Education

There are many other great examples that show our longtime commitment to public education and to speaking on behalf of our trees. Examples include news coverage related mostly to tree, forest, or civic groups that we have supported over the years with our company volunteers or funds. We often represent these groups and their position on various issues.       

The following news is listed by the group we represented, starting with the most recent coverage and going back for many years. Archive files show past coverage as well as the depth of our commitment to these groups and their cause.

Texas Historic Tree Coalition News

TELEVISION

Channel 5, NBC
• 2011 – November 23, Ms. Tammy Mutasa reports on the loss of the historic Garland Red Oak – “Historic Garland Red Oak reduced to stump.” (info posted on line)

Channel 6, KAUZ
• 2018 – March 16, Mr. Jesse Canales reports about a Comanche Marker Tree dedication ceremony – “Historical marker honors Native American legacy.” (info posted on line)

Channel 8, WFAA
• 2013 – January 25, Mr. David Schechter discusses the subject of Indian marker trees in Texas and beyond – “Bent trees in North Texas lead the way back in time.” (info posted on line)

KHOU
• 2013 – January 25, staff posted an article and video on the subject of Indian marker trees by David Schechter (WFAA) – “Bent trees in north Texas lead the way back in time.” (info posted on line)

Nexstar Publishing
• 2018 – March 16, Ms. Merievel Santiago covers the Comanche Marker Tree recognition ceremony in Holliday – “Unique Comanche Marker Tree makes its mark in Holliday.”

PRINT/ONLINE NEWS

National Media

Associated Press
• 2012 – March 31, Ms. Jamie Stengle writes about groups studying Indian marker trees. The article ran in almost 90 markets around the nation.

Atlas Obscura
• 2016 – January 5, Ms. Sarah Laskow writes about groups searching for Indian marker trees.

Comanche Nation News
• 2015 – March, Ms. Jolene Schonchin writes about TXHTC recognition of the Comanche Marker Tree in Holliday, Texas.

Landscape Architecture Magazine
• 2016 – November 28, Mr. Timothy A. Schuler writes about Indian marker trees around the nation and in the State of Texas – “Searching for a sign.”

Webecoist
• 2012 – April 17, staff report on Indian marker trees – “Going beyond green -8 amazing Native American trail marker trees.”

World Cultural
• 2011 – June 4, Staff report regarding a visit and inspection of a potential Indian marker tree – “Designation in the hands of Indian Nation leaders.”

Statewide Media

Statesman
• 2011 – October 3, Mr. Roy Appleton writes about a new State Champion Willow found in Dallas. The article was originally printed in the Dallas Morning News.

Texas Audubon Newsletter
• 1998 – Volume 1, Issue 3, Ms. Carole Wilmoth and Ms. Pamela McCroskery detail the formation of the Carrollton Wildlife Task Force and the reason it was formed.

Texas Co-Op Power: An Online Community for Members of Texas Electric Cooperatives
• 2018 – September 12, The Comanche Nation Tribal Administrator Mr. Jimmy W. Atterberry writes about Comanche Marker Trees - "Trees That Speak: Marked Trees That Revealed Sources to Nomadic Comanche Still Stand."

Texas Heritage Magazine (Texas Historical Foundation)
• 2017 – Volume 3, A publication of the Texas Historical Foundation. Mr. Steve Houser writes about Indian marker trees – “Showing the way: Indian marker trees.”

Texas Highways Magazine
• 2017 – November, Ms. Laura Samuel Meyn writes about Indian marker trees – “If these trees could talk – studying the Comanche Marker Trees of Texas.”

Wide Open Country
• 2017 – October 26, Ms. Elizabeth Abrahamson writes about Indian marker trees – “Ever see a tree like this in Texas? Here`s what they mean.” (TXHTC)

Regional Media

Advocate Magazine
• 2012 – June 2012, Ms. Ali Lamb writes about Indian marker trees.

Archer County News
• 2018 – March 22, article on the formal recognition of the Holliday tree. We are only able to access the first paragraph of the article (subscription required).
• 2015 – March 12, photo and text regarding TXHTC's presentation of the Registrar Certificate to the Holiday City Council and Mayor recognizing the Comanche Marker Tree at Stonewall Jackson Camp.
• 2014 – November 24, Ms. Lauren Zotz writes about a Comanche Marker Tree found in Holliday, Texas.

Dallas Morning News - Garden Calendar
• 2012 – July 11, Mr. Steve Houser presents the topic of Indian marker trees for the First Men`s Garden Club.
• 2012 – October 11, Mr. Steve Houser presents the topic of Indian marker trees for the Texas Historic Tree Coalition.

Dallas Morning News – Staff and Freelance Reporters
• 2017 – April 3, Ms. Claire Cardona writes about a person’s efforts to cut a potential Indian marker tree in East Dallas – “A man tried to cut down a beloved tree in White Rock, but the Neighbors weren`t having it.”
• 2014 – April 7, Mr. Roy Appleton writes about an old Bur Oak by a natural spring in the Trinity Forest which was recognized by the Texas Historic Tree coalition – “Great Trinity Forest – Keeping History Alive – Group focuses on natural spring, centuries-old bur oak.”
• 2013 – July 16, Mr. Roy Appleton writes about a mobile home park with many large trees which was scheduled for development – “Dallas west residents await word from park owners, and what about those trees?”
• 2011 _ September 25, Mr. Roy Appleton writes about a Black Willow found on White Rock Lake which was measured and confirmed by Mr. Steve Houser – “Big tree a big deal for Dallas woman and state registry.”
• 2011 – November 17, Mr. Rudolf Bush writes about efforts to save trees on a future development site – “Tree coalition urges Plan Commission to reject Walmart site plan.”
• 2000 – July 28, Ms. Kim Horner writes about a person building a pool that damaged the roots of a large Bur Oak in a neighbor’s yard – “Tree case illustrates continuing disputes.”

Dallas Observer
• 2011 – November 17, Mr. Robert Wilonsky writes about a development that would remove a forest of larger trees – “Former head of city`s urban forest advisory committee begs CPC not to approve Walmart.”
• 2008 – October 15, Mr. Robert Wilonsky writes about the USA President award for volunteer service being offered to Mr. Steve Houser – “The giving tree – Dallas Urban Forest Chair gets Bush volunteer award.”
• 1999 – February 18-24, Ms. Ann Zimmerman writes about trees removed from Curtis Park in University Park – “Gone but not forgotten – University Park residents are treed off at city for clear-cutting creek bed arbor.”
• 1998 – June 25, Mr. Patrick Williams writes about the trees in Ferris Plaza (downtown Dallas) and the problem with grackles – “Buzz”.

Denton Record Chronicle
• 2014 – February 19, Mr. Les Cockrell writes about an upcoming presentation to Denton Master Naturalists (Elm fork chapter) by Mr. Steve Houser regarding Vision North Texas and planning for sustainable regional growth – “Group slates vision presentation.” (VNT, DCMG, NTMN)

Garland News
• 2002 – December 17, Mr. Michael Hayslip writes about the recognition of two champion trees, a Red Oak and an Incense Cedar – “The test of time – Forest service honors two Garland trees as ‘champions’. “

Greensource DFW
• 2017 – January 20, Mr. Marshall Hinsley writes about Comanche Marker Trees and the release of a book on the subject – “Comanche Marker Trees in Texas chronicled by Dallas tree expert.”
• 2017 – June, staff reports about an upcoming presentation regarding Comanche Marker Trees – “Texas Historic Tree Coalition: Comanche Marker Trees – Dallas.”
• 2013 – January 15, Ms. Julie Thibodeaux writes about historic and Indian marker trees – “This old tree.”

Herald Democrat
• 2014 – February 10, staff report notes two trees in the area were found to be Comanche Marker Trees and provided certificates of recognition – “Marker trees recognized.”
• 2014 – October 29, Mr, Michael Hutchins writes about a Comanche Marker Tree found by a retired judge – “Gordonville man finds native American history in his own yard,”

Nicer Days
• 2017 – September 17, staff reports about Indian marker trees – “If you see an old bent tree like this, start looking around, it’s pointing to something special.”

The Republic
• 2011 – March 30, Mr. Ken Fibbe writes about Indian marker trees – “Indian marker trees, bent with history, tell stories.”

Roseanne World
• 2017 – October, staff reports about the A&M University Press release of the book; Comanche Marker Trees of Texas.

Times Record News
• 2018 – March 17, Ms. Torin Halsey writes about a large gathering of Comanche Nation officials and members to celebrate the recognition of a Comanche Marker Tree – “Texas history: Comanche Nation Marker Tree dedication ceremony.”
• 2017 – June 19, Ms. Lana Sweeten – Shults writes about an upcoming ceremony to recognize a Comanche Marker Tree – “Comanche Nation to recognize Indian marker tree.”
• 2011 – March 21, Mr. Ken Fibbe writes about a potential marker tree – “Indian marker trees ‘living legacy’. “
• 2011 – June 2, Mr. Ken Fibbe writes about a visit to inspect the potential marker tree – “Marker tree detective - Designation in the hands of Indian nation leaders.”

Whitesboro News Record
• 2012 – February 21, Ms. Jaquita Lewter writes about Indian marker trees and trails – “Gordonville man tracks historic native American trail.”
• 2012 – July 12, Ms. Jaquita Lewter writes about the visit and inspection of a potential Indian marker tree – “Certified arborist examines Gordonville Post Oak tree.”

Dallas Urban Forest Advisory Committee News

TELEVISION

Mr. Steve Houser was interviewed for all of the following stories unless noted otherwise.

Channel 4, Fox
• 2017 – June 12, Ms. Laurie Brown reports about almost 100 trees being “topped” on Forest Lane, most of them being Oaks. (information posted on line)
• 2007 – October 16, staff cover an EPA environmental treasure hunt for children and adults. Participants visit various stations to learn about environmental issues of importance. Staff members Ms. Sara Beckelman and Mr. Steve Houser volunteered to present the benefits of trees at one station.

Channel 5, NBC
• 2018 – May 16, Mr. Ken Kalthoff reports on recommended changes to the Dallas tree and landscape ordinance as well as the park land dedication ordinance – “Years of debate to boost Dallas trees and parks advances at city hall.” (info posted on line)
• 2017 – June 2, Mr. Ken Kalthoff reports on the 75 Oak trees which were “topped” on Forest Lane – “Expert says ‘irreparable harm’ done to 75 Live Oak trees – city arborist assessing damage.” (info posted on line)
• 2017 – July 17, Mr. Kevin Cokely covers state legislation which attempted to remove city`s ability to regulate trees on private property (could not find coverage posted on line)

Channel 8, WFAA
• 2017 – June 27, Mr. David Goins covers the trees topped on Forest Lane and clear cutting trees in southern Dallas.
• 2009 – June 11, Mr. Brad Watson covers the recommended changes to the Dallas tree and landscape ordinance.
• 2008 – June 16, Mr. David Schechter covers the Urban Heat Island effect in Dallas and shows that temperatures on the concrete road can be over 130 degrees. It also covers the cutting edge tree inventory research project, and Professor Fang Qiu with UTD who provided the technical knowledge for the project.
• 2008 – August 23, Mr. David Schechter covers the establishment of the Dallas citizen forester program, developed by Dallas Urban Forester, Mr. Walter Passmore and Mr. Steve Houser.

Channel 11, CBS
• 2011 – April 22, Jay Gormley covers the cutting edge tree inventory research project by Professor Fang Qiu. (information posted on line).
• 2011 – November 8, Mr. Jay Gormley covers the loss of the historic and champion Red Oak in Garland Cemetery. (information posted on line)

KERA
• 2010 – August 6, Mr. B. J. Austin reports on 4,000 trees which were saved along the Trinity River levee system. The trees were threatened with removal due to the misperception that they were compromising the levee system. Mr. Steve Houser provided an education and proved that the roots of trees near the levee stay near the surface of the soil and do not grow under the levee, which could compromise their integrity. (information posted on line)

PRINT/ONLINE NEWS

National News

National Arbor Day Foundation/Alliance for Community Trees:
• 2017 – January 23, New division of urban forestry established in Dallas, reprint of Greensource DFW article by Ms. Julie Ryan.
• 2016 – January 18, Dallas tree ordinance, balance our economy with ecology, Steve Houser weighs in on Dallas tree ordinance rewrite.

Planetizen
• 2015 – January 28, Mr. James Brasuell writes about the frustrations of four years of efforts to develop recommended changes to the Dallas tree ordinance, only to have them sit on the shelf at City Hall for four years – “When will Dallas update its tree ordinance?”

Topix
• 2016 – January 14, reprinted a Dallas Morning News editorial by Mr. Steve Houser about the Dallas tree and landscape ordinance soon to be voted on by the Zoning Ordinance Advisory Committee – “Balance ecology and economy in a rewrite of the Dallas tree ordinance.”

Tree Services Magazine
• 2011 – November 7, Patrick White writes about the award from President George Bush for 5,000 hours of volunteer service provided to Mr.  Steve Houser – “The giving tree.”

USA Today
• 2016 – January 14, reprint of a Dallas Morning News editorial on the Dallas tree and landscape ordinance – “Steve Houser: balancing ecology and economy in a rewrite of the Dallas tree ordinance.”

Statewide News 

Texas Environmental News: Environmental and Legal Issues Updated In Real Time
• 2015 – January 27, staff report reprints an editorial in the Dallas morning News regarding the lack of progress on the Dallas tree ordinance – “Steve Houser: Dallas tree ordinance apparently not a priority.”

Regional News 

Dallas Morning News – Staff and Freelance Writers
• 2018 – May 18, Mr. Robert Wilonsky writes about a 13 year effort to revise the Dallas landscape and tree ordinance by UFAC – “Dallas to redo tree preservation ordinance.”
• 2018 – June 29, Ms. Tristan Hallman and Mr. Robert Wilonsky writes about the passage of the new Dallas landscape and tree ordinance – “What Dallas City Council Decided on Bikes, Scooters, Reverchon Park, Trees, a 173M Settlement and more.”
• 2017 – June 3, Ms. Claire Ballor writes about 75 Oaks that were topped on Forest Lane – “Over 30 Live Oaks were ‘hacked’ in Northwest Dallas, and People aren`t happy.”
• 2017 - June 9, Mr. Robert Wilonsky writes about 75 trees which were topped along Forest Lane in Dallas and a State House bill to prevent tree ordinances – “On forest Lane, butchered trees offer ‘horrific’ peek at Texas’ future if Abbott gets his way.”
• 2017 - June 16, Mr. Robert Wilonsky writes a follow up article on the House bill – “As Gov. Abbott seeks to chop down Dallas` ‘socialistic’ tree laws, a fear that ‘nature will be gone’.”
• 2017 – September 1, Mr. Robert Wilonsky writes a follow up on the Forest Lane trees – “On Forest Lane, butchered trees were chopped down because who needs rules?”
• 2016 – May 9, Mr. Robert Wilonsky writes about UFAC efforts to establish a division of urban forestry in Dallas – “Will Dallas finally find the green to plant much-needed Urban Forestry Department?”
• 2016 – December 12, Ms. Deborah Fleck writes about the recently established division of forestry in the City of Dallas after many years of lobbying for the addition by UFAC – “Dallas Department to include Urban Forestry Division.”
• 2011 – April 7, Mr. Roy Appleton writes about efforts to inventory the Dallas urban forest using a cutting edge technology. Our company donated over $14,000.00 and raised over $100,000 for the effort – “Researchers delve into details of Dallas urban forest.”
• 2011 – November 20, Mr. Rudolf Bush writes about potential revisions to the Dallas Tree ordinance – “Revising tree policy a rough road.”
• 2010 – March 31, Mr. Roy Appleton writes about the UFAC annual report to the Dallas Mayor and City Council. The report includes information about the first Urban Heat Island study done in Dallas (1995) as well as a new “Adopt a Median” program to encourage more property owners to take ownership of their neighborhood – “Plenty to ponder in city's latest Urban Forest report.” (link to reports?)
• 2010 – January 6, Mr. Thomas Korosec writes about power line pruning – “protect your trees from power company pruning by trimming wisely.”
• 2010 December 14, Mr. Roy Appleton writes about volunteers planting 23 large shade trees in a median on west Lake Highlands Drive. The article also mentions the first Dallas Mavericks tree planting in Reverchon Park and our company`s pro bono efforts to maintain them for 3 years – “City-funded program provides free trees to Dallas neighborhoods.”
• 2009 – May 14, Ms. Nancy Visser writes about the first UFAC public planting on a Skillman Street median – “Tree project on Skillman is getting notice; Dallas urban forest committee would like to do more.”
• 2009 – April 19, Ms. Paige Phelps writes an article for “My Town” which includes questions/answers with Mr. Steve Houser about tree climbing, UFAC and NTMN`s.
• 2009 – December 12, Mr. Roy Appleton writes about a volunteer planting project on Jefferson Boulevard sponsored by UFAC and the article mentions the Adopt a Median program
• 2009 – July 25, Mr. Roy Appleton writes about Oak Cliff residents upset with the recent Oncor pruning – “Clash over trees grows for Oak Cliff residents, Oncor,”
• 2009 – May 14, Mr. Rudolf Bush writes about the Dallas Urban Forest Advisory Committee recommendations for an updated tree ordinance – “Join the Dallas Tree Ordinance discussion.”
• 2009 – June 16, Ms. Sharon Grigsby writes about the Dallas tree ordinance – “Is this Dallas best plan to save trees?”
• 2008 – June 6, Ms. Carolyn Tiilery writes about the new Citizen Forester Program established by Urban Forester, Mr. Walter Passmore and Mr. Steve Houser – “Citizen Foresters get Trained in how to Protect Trees in their Neighborhoods.”
• 2008 – July 4, Ms. Barrie Page Hill writes about UFAC helping to plant trees – “Oak Cliff Group Plants Trees in Polk Street Neighborhood, Looks to do more.”
• 2008 – August 20, Mr. Dan X. McGraw writes about trees dying in Dallas and included a video on the subject – “Unattended trees Withering without Water in Downtown Dallas.”
• 2008 – November 17, Mr. Dan X. McGraw writes about the survey of Dallas trees using Lidar and hyperspectral images –“Dallas Committee Studying How Trees Grow Money.”
• 2009 – October 16, Ms. Jacquilynn Floyd writes about efforts to save a Palm tree – “Engineer rooting for survival of Palm tree growing in Arlington Construction Zone.”
• 2007 – April 15, Mr. Robert Miller writes about efforts by Mr. Steve Houser to lobby for the first urban forester in 2004 and establishing the Dallas Urban Forest Advisory Committee (or UFAC) in 2005. Several letters to the editor were written about the article. – “Seeding the Value of Trees.”
• 2007 – April 19, Mr. Robert Miller writes about Mr. Steve Housers efforts to teach Dallas Mayor, Laura Miller, to climb trees during the state tree climbing competition “to promote a greener environment.”
• 2007 – August 17, Mr. Allen Houston writes about the shrinking tree canopy cover in Dallas – “Developers Tree Removal Worries Some in Dallas.”
• 2007 – November 2, Ms. Barrie Page Hill writes an article on proper tree planting and posts a video on the subject with Mr. Steve Houser teaching the subject.
• 2006 – August 25, Mr. Jake Batsell writes about an old Bur Oak in Plano that was previously recognized for being over 200 years old. The tree lost a 23 inch limb in a storm and Mr. Steve Houser recovered a slice of it (or a “tree cookie”) – “Loss of branch may be a Gain.”
• 2006 – August 28, Mr. Jake Batsell writes a follow up story on the Plano Bur Oak due to research showing it could be up to 500 years old – “Plano`s Bur Oak older than Thought.”
• 2006 – September 18, Mr. Allen Houston writes about the first tree inventory in Dallas, a project using laser sensing technology developed and partly funded by Mr. Steve Houser – “No Stone unturned, no tree uncounted.”

Dallas Morning News Editorials (written by Mr. Steve Houser):
• 2018 – June 13, Mr. Steve Houser and Developer, Mr. Bob Stimson write about the Dallas tree and landscape ordinance being a delicate balance and warns the City Council note to tinker with it.
• 2017 – December 19, Mr. Steve Houser writes that the Dallas tree and landscape ordinance changes offer the opportunity to do the right thing.
• 2016 – January 14, Mr. Steve Houser writes about balancing our ecology with our economy in the changes to the Dallas tree and landscape ordinance.
• 2015 - January 27, Mr. Steve Houser writes an editorial about Dallas not moving forward with recommended changes to the tree and landscape ordinance and sustainable urban planning
• 2009 - June 19, DMN editors write about changes to the Dallas Tree and Landscape Ordinance

Dallas Morning News - Home and Garden Section
• 2008 – May 16, Ms. Mariana Greene writes about the new Citizen Foresters, a program established by Urban Forester, Mr. Walter Passmore and Consulting Arborist, Mr. Steve Houser – “Dallas Urban Forestry Program Taking Applications.”
• 2007 – November 2, Mr. Rick Rosen writes about the basics of tree planting. The article includes a link to a video with Steve Houser teaching the subject and a link to the UFAC planting guide – “How and when to plant trees.”

Advocate Mag
• 2009 - June 24, Ms. Audra Glover writes about updates to the Dallas Tree and Landscape ordinance
• 2009 - June 15, Ms. Audra Glover writes about updates to the Dallas Tree and Landscape ordinance.

D Magazine:
• 2015 – April 26, Mr. Zac Crain writes about why Dallas hates trees.
• 2010 – October 3, Mr. Matt Nager writes about the difficulties in establishing and urban forestry program in Dallas.
• 2010 – September, Mr. Harry Hunsicker writes about using laser sensing technology to survey Dallas trees and forests.

Dallas Observer
• 2016 – April 8, Mr. Eric Nicholson writes about trees which were removed illegally in the Great Trinity Forest – “Non profit`s path to ‘fun’ in the Trinity forest begins with an unauthorized tree cutting.”
• 2014 – February 10, Mr. Eric Nicholson writes about the Dallas tree ordinance problems and urban planning for sustainability – “Council members say Dallas’ tree – protection rules are killing development in southern Dallas – and they might have a point.”
• 2011 – November 17, Mr. Robert Wilonsky writes about a development that would remove a forest of larger trees – “Former head of city`s urban forest advisory committee begs CPC not to approve Walmart.”
• 2009 – January 23, Ms. Alexa Schirtzinger writes about tree related problems and sustainable landscapes – “There is unrest in the forest, there is trouble with the trees.”
• 2009 – March 19, Mr. Robert Wilonsky writes about the relationship between trees and storm water runoff – “Mayor Tom to take D. C. by storm water.”
• 2009 – May 6, Ms. Alexa Schirtzinger writes about the possibility of and improved Dallas Tree ordinance – “Love it or leaf it: Dallas inches closer, just maybe, to a tree preservation ordinance.”
• 2008 – October 15, Mr. Robert Wilonsky writes about the USA President award for volunteer service being offered to Mr. Steve Houser – “The giving tree – Dallas Urban Forest Chair gets Bush volunteer award.”

Dallas Voice
• 2008 – October 15, Mr. Howard Lewis Russell posts a Dallas City Hall press release about Mr. Steve Houser`s award for volunteer hours – “Dallas Committee Chair to be honored by President George Bush.”
• 2008 – April 17, Mr. Howard Lewis Russell writes about tree planting – “A tree grows in Dallas.”

GreenSource DFW
• 2017 – January 9, Ms. Julie Ryan writes about the establishment of an urban forestry division in Dallas after 13 years of lobbying for the group – “Dallas tree advocates say city`s new urban forestry unit is ‘big deal.’“

Oak Cliff On Line
• 2009 – September 4, Ms. Allison Pless writes about the recent Oncor trimming – “Oncor just doesn`t get it or doesn`t want to.”

Oak Cliff People
• 2013 – August 2, Ms. Sarah Bennett writes about some large old trees threatened by development – “Trees at RV park may not survive.”
• 2009 – October 2, Mr. Josh Hixson writes about a group in Oak Cliff seeking help with a tree planting project – “Jefferson tree group seek cash – median beautifiers solicit donations after funds cut.”

People News
• 2009 – December 18, Ms. Georgia Fisher writes about the Jefferson median tree planting, in Oak Cliff – “Jefferson median get greener.”
• 2008 – August 15, Mr. Austin Kilgore writes about Oak Wilt – “Arborists wage war on Oak Wilt – Homeowners urged to take steps to protect oak population in danger of migrating disease.”

Turtle Creek News
• 2007 – April 20, Ms. Stephanie Ackerman writes about the Dallas Urban Forest Advisory Committee efforts to promote trees by convincing Mayor Laura Miller to challenge other mayors to compete in tree climbing and planting event – “Leaders climb trees for Arbor Day challenge.”

White Rock Weekly
• 2011 – October 20, Ms. Lucy Higginbotham writes about all the dying plants and trees along Central Expressway – “Public – private partnership may save plants.”

The Friends of Reverchon Park

PRINT/ONLINE NEWS

Regional Media

Dallas Morning News – Home and Garden
• 2015 – July 8, Ms. Mariana Greene writes about the renovation of Reverchon Park in Dallas and its Iris Bowl – “Reverchon Park`s Iris Bowl is Back in Business.”

Dallas Morning News – Staff and Freelance Reporters
• 2010 – April 14, Ms. Avi Selk writes about the cleanup of historic Reverchon Park in Dallas. A video of the parks history was included as well as a link to an article on our company partnership with the Dallas Mavericks and our first tree planting effort in the park – “Reverchon is One of Dallas Most Successful Parks but it Wasn`t Always so.” 

Dallas Observer
• 2016 – April 8, Mr. Eric Nicholson writes about trees which were removed illegally in the Great Trinity Forest – “Non profit`s path to ‘fun’ in the Trinity forest begins with an unauthorized tree cutting.”

 

Master Gardener News

PRINT/ONLINE NEWS

National Media
Tree Services Magazine
• 2011 – November 7, Mr. Patrick White writes about the award from President George Bush for 5,000 hours of volunteer service provided to Mr. Steve Houser – “The giving tree.”

Regional Media
Denton Record Chronicle
• 2014 – February 19, Mr. Les Cockrell writes about an upcoming presentation to Denton Master Naturalists (Elm fork chapter) and Master Gardeners by Mr. Steve Houser regarding Vision North Texas and planning for sustainable regional growth – “Group slates vision presentation.”

Glen Rose Reporter
• 2014 – February 3, staff reports about a presentation provided for Somerville County Master Gardeners regarding drought – “Tree care during drought.”

 

Texas Master Naturalist

TELEVISION

Channel 8 WFAA
2008 – October 9, Mr. David Schechter covers the US Presidents award for 5,000 hours of volunteer service and the Master Naturalist program. (Information was also posted on line)

PRINT/ONLINE NEWS

National Media

Tree Services Magazine
• 2011 – November 7, Mr. Patrick White writes about the award from President George Bush for 5,000 hours of volunteer service provided to Mr. Steve Houser – “The giving tree.”

Statewide Media

Dallas Morning News – Staff and Freelance Reporters
• 2011 – November 18, Ms. Sue Watkins writes about a State Champion Red Oak in a Garland cemetery that was lost (unfortunately) – “Large oaks demise draws grief from local officials.”
• 2009 – April 19, Ms. Paige Phelps writes an article for “My Town” which includes questions/answers with Mr. Steve Houser about tree climbing, UFAC and NTMN`s.

North Texas e-news
• 2011 – March 28, Mr. Mike Clayton writes about joining the North Texas Master Naturalist program – “Becoming a Texas Master Naturalist.”
Regional Media

D Magazine:
• 2011 – April 1st, Mr. Bill Holsten writes about his experience in joining the North Texas Master Naturalist program at the Great Trinity Forest.

Dallas Observer
• 2008 – October 15, Mr. Robert Wilonsky writes about the USA President award for volunteer service being offered to Mr. Steve Houser – “The giving tree – Dallas Urban Forest Chair gets Bush volunteer award.”

Dallas Voice
• 2008 – April 17, Mr. Howard Lewis Russell writes about tree planting – “A tree grows in Dallas.”

Denton Record Chronicle
• 2014 – February 19, Mr. Les Cockrell writes about an upcoming presentation to Denton Master Naturalists (Elm fork chapter) by Mr. Steve Houser regarding Vision North Texas and planning for sustainable regional growth – “Group slates vision presentation.”

Glen Rose Reporter
• 2014 – February 3, staff reports about a presentation provided for Somerville County Master Gardeners regarding drought – “Tree care during drought.”

 

 

Vision North Texas

PRINT/ONLINE NEWS

National Media

National Arbor Day Foundation/Alliance for Community Trees
• 2016 – January 18, Dallas tree ordinance, balance our economy with ecology, Steve Houser weighs in on Dallas tree ordinance rewrite.

Planetizen
• 2015 – January 28, Mr. James Brasuell writes about the frustrations of four years of efforts to develop recommended changes to the Dallas tree ordinance, only to have them sit on the shelf at City Hall for four years – “When will Dallas update its tree ordinance?”

Regional Media

Dallas Morning News Editorials
• 2015 - January 27, Mr. Steve Houser writes an editorial about Dallas not moving forward with recommended changes to the tree and landscape ordinance and sustainable urban planning.

Dallas Observer
• 2014 – February 10, Mr. Eric Nicholson writes about the Dallas tree ordinance problems and urban planning for sustainability – “Council members say Dallas’ tree – protection rules are killing development in southern Dallas – and they might have a point.”

Denton Record Chronicle
• 2014 – February 19, Mr. Les Cockrell writes about an upcoming presentation to Denton Master Naturalists (Elm fork chapter) by Mr. Steve Houser regarding Vision North Texas and planning for sustainable regional growth – “Group slates vision presentation.”

Oak Cliff People
• 2013 – August 2, Ms. Sarah Bennett writes about some large old trees threatened by development – “Trees at RV park may not survive.”

 

Dallas Mavericks Trees for Threes

PRINT/ONLINE NEWS

Regional News

Dallas Morning News Staff and Free Lance Writers
• 2010 – April 2, Ms. Abigail Thatcher Allen writes about the first partnership planting with Arborilogical Services and the Dallas Mavericks in Reverchon Park (Dallas) – “Dallas Mavericks Pitch in to Plant Trees in Reverchon Park.”

Greensource DFW
• 2016 – December 20, Ms. Rita Cook writes about the Dallas Mavericks partnership with our company, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Dallas Independent School District, and Dallas Parks and Recreation Department to plant and maintain trees on public property – “Every Mavericks Three Pointer Plants Another Tree in Dallas.”

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