H-E-B Trees for Texans
Texan by Nature is proud to partner with H-E-B to catalyze a statewide tree-planting program. Trees for Texans enriches the places we call home by planting trees that create healthier environments for schools, communities, and our future.

H-E-B Trees for Texans– For Communities

We’re connecting communities to nature with opportunities for hands-on conservation. H-E-B supports communities by partnering with local non-profits to plant trees, engage volunteers and celebrate the places we call home.

Why communities?

  • Just like our communities, our land is diverse! Trees for Texans partners with experts across regions of Texas to plant native trees that support local wildlife and provide clean air.
  • Home is where our roots are. Trees for Texans provides volunteer opportunities for community members to develop a deeper connection to nature and promote environmental stewardship.

FOR COMMUNITIES GRANT APPLICATIONS

The application for 2024 planting season funding will be open April 10, 2024 – June 7, 2024. Grant recipients will be notified July 2024. We invite non-profits, municipalities, and civic organizations to apply for a $5,000 grant for projects that increase tree canopy, reduce the heat island effect, increase available greenspace, and beautify public spaces in Texas. This application is open annually, and there are no restrictions regarding number of applications- Organizations are eligible to apply each cycle.

  • At this time, funding will be awarded for plantings occurring in the 2024-2025 planting season (October 2024-March 2025).
  • Projects must be publicly accessible and include a care and maintenance plan for post-project longevity.
  • While project types are not strictly prescribed, projects must generate verifiable impact. (ie: community seedling giveaways are highly unlikely to be selected).
  • The goal of this program is to utilize funding from the Trees for Texans program to generate measurable positive impact on natural resources across the state of Texas, improving the communities in which H-E-B employees and customers live, work, and play.
  • Click here for a Word version of the application if you’d like to save your progress while working on your application.

Trees for Texans – Trees for Communities Application

Learn more about H-E-B and Our Texas, Our Future here.
For more information, please contact Texan by Nature at programs@texanbynature.org.  

Why is H-E-B Planting Trees?

Our communities will thrive

Trees help communities thrive by offering shade, reducing the urban heat island effect, and cooling urban areas. Trees also enhance our communities, providing educational opportunities and mental health benefits that enrich the quality of life of our communities.

Our environment will thank us

Trees play a crucial role in keeping our environment healthy. Trees help absorb carbon dioxide providing cleaner air. Trees help filter water, providing clean drinking water for communities. Trees and forests provide crucial habitats that help healthy populations of wildlife thrive.

Our Texas, Our Future

H-E-B Trees for Texans is a long-term investment in the future of all Texans. As trees grow and mature over time, their benefits extend through generations creating a legacy of sustainability and stewardship for future generations to enjoy.


ADDITIONAL COMMUNITY TREE PLANTING RESOURCES

Texan by Nature and H-E-B are proud to partner with Texas A&M Forest Service (TFS) to implement this program.

Texas A&M Forest Service’s Urban and Community Forestry Program focuses on building local capacity to help communities develop sustainable programs that provide Texans with healthy trees and forests. TFS Regional Urban Foresters and Woodland Ecologists act as facilitators, bringing together interested parties to find local solutions through strategic planning centered around increasing tree canopy and long-term tree care. By engaging and training local leaders, the Urban and Community Forestry Program helps increase public awareness of the value of trees, raises the skill level of local tree workers, sets quality standards for tree planting and care, and guides communities toward sustainable management of their community forests.

To find your Regional Urban Forester, please refer to the Community Forestry Program map. For local community resources, visit Services for Local Governments.

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