Houston's Regional Forest
Houston's Regional Forest
The Economic and Environmental Benefits of Urban Trees
Houston's Regional Forset Whether viewed from the pine forests to the northeast, the bottomland hardwoods that line bayous and streams, or the trees that dot the prairie land to the west, Houston's Regional Forest is one of the defining features of the eight-county region surrounding the city of Houston.

Information for businesses, households, and the environmental community. This website will be reporting on studies documenting the benefits that trees provide us each day - economic benefits, individual well-being, reduced crime, higher property values, air pollution removal and many more attributes that have been measured. The 600 million trees in the Houston region are an asset worth protecting.

This website also highlights findings from the long-anticipated Houston's Regional Forest Report, a study by the U.S. Forest Service and the Texas Forest Service. The study will be available on October 24, 2005.

The Urban Forestry Summit 2006 included topics on trees as a vital part of a community's infrastructure, how trees can be protected during development projects, and how to manage a community's forest. The Summit continues to foster new and enhanced urban forestry initiatives. Presentations will be posted here once they are available. [More Information]

Carbon Sequestration provides a possible business strategy for increasing the urban forest in the Houston region and other parts of Texas. In November 2005, a Carbon Sequestration Workshop hosted by HARC and the Greater Houston Partnership explored this strategy. [More Information]

Houston Advanced Research Center
Texas Forest Service