West U Trees Available

October 15, 2014

This fall and winter, West U once again will be planting trees from the Tree Trust.
The West University Place Tree Trust was established as a means to preserve and diversify the city’s urban forest. The Tree Trust is funded by payments from residents and contractors who remove trees for the construction of homes, garages, pools or other structures, when there is not enough space for the minimum required replacement plantings.
The West University Tree Trust is maintained by Trees for Houston a volunteer non-profit 501(c)(3) organization in Houston dedicated to the orderly planting of street trees along Houston’s major arterial streets and freeways.
Funds donated to the West U Tree Trust are only used in the City of West University Place.
The current donation rate is $125 per diameter inch and $1150 for each 4″ tree required.
Residents who wish to apply to receive a tree can stop by Development Services at 3826 Amherst and fill out an application, or download the application at www.westutx.gov, fill it out and mail it in. The deadline for applications is Friday, November 28.
Trees from the Tree Trust may only be planted in the street right-of-way.The tree will be approximately 10 feet tall and 2 inches in caliper.
Larger trees may be purchased at the rates included on the Tree Trust application.
Contact Craig Koehl, Urban Forester, at (713) 662-5313 or ckoehl@westutx.gov for more information.