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Hermann Park is home to more than 12,000 trees, many of them close to 100 years old. From Bayou Parkland’s dense urban forest to the magnificent Live Oaks lining the walkways along the Reflection Pool and exercise trail, the Park’s trees are not only breathtaking but they provide cooler temperatures, cleaner air, shade for visitors, and habitat for wildlife.

Without regular monitoring and care, many of these trees would not still be alive today. The Conservancy’s reforestation program was created to protect and preserve these valuable trees and supplement the aging tree canopy. To achieve these goals, the Conservancy assists the Houston Parks and Recreation Department with tree care and special treatments, monitors the protection of trees in construction zones, and plants new trees to replace those lost to age, drought conditions, or natural disasters like Hurricane Ike. Each summer, reforestation interns update the dynamic tree inventory and map the locations of new trees, allowing the Conservancy to observe and track changes over time.

Click here to view the Hermann Park tree guide. 

Make a secure donation online to reforestation through our plant a tree program.

To support the Conservancy's reforestation program as a major sponsor, please contact for details.