The Tree Board was officially created in January, 2009. This is an advisory board that develops a work plan each year to assist the City with the care, maintenance, planting, and preservation of trees on public property and landscaping in public parks, street medians, parkways and other public property. The CDC Board also serves as the Tree Board.
The Colony has been designated as a Tree City USA every year since 2008. To achieve this designation the city has to meet these requirements with every application:
- Adopt a Tree Care Ordinance
- Create a Tree Board or designate a department to be responsible for trees on City property
- Expenditures for tree care and improvements of at least $2 per capita
- Have an Arbor Day observance
Meeting Dates and Time -
- Meetings are only held 3 or 4 times during the year. When scheduled, it will be on the same night as the CDC Board Meeting which is held on the second Thursday of every month, though the date is subject to change. The Tree Board meeting time will vary, so please follow the link below to view the agenda. Meetings are held at City Hall.
- City Hall
6800 Main Street
The Colony, TX 75056
Agendas & Minutes
The meeting agenda is posted at City Hall 72 hours prior to the meeting date. Follow the link to view agendas and minutes. Agendas and Minutes
Recommended Tree List
The recommended tree list highlights trees that are suited for The Colony and the typical Blackland Prairie soils that are found in the southeastern part of Denton County. In addition to this list, a list of trees that are not recommended is included with notes on characteristics that could be of concern.
Planting a tree is a great way to celebrate a special occasion or honor the memory of a friend or family member. Through this program, you purchase the tree and the city will maintain it. For more information, follow this link. Adopt-A-Tree
North Texas Tree Initiative
This is the largest tree planting initiative in the nation with a plan to plant 3 million trees in North Texas during the next 10 years. The goal is to increase the number of trees being planted throughout the North Texas region which will beautify and improve the environment. The City has committed to planting 7,000 trees over the next ten years; this number includes trees planted by the City and residents. Residents can log the trees they plant by going to the Texas Trees Foundation website.