Resilience Target 6

Current Status


Activity In 2021

496,465 trees planted

Beyond 2021

376,535 tree plantings per year needed to reach the goal by 2030

Related Initiatives

Related Targets

Where Are Trees Needed Most in Houston?

Houston’s neighborhoods have experienced a significant loss of tree cover over the last few decades. The city is focused on increasing tree planting in areas with the strongest urban heat island effects, air pollution issues, environmental injustice, inequitable tree canopy cover, and a high concentration of pedestrians and bicyclists who would benefit from shade. Nearly a half million trees were planted in 2021, an increase of over 60,000 trees from 2020, and well on track toward planting 4.6 million trees by 2030 (376,535 per year).

Annual Tree Planting, 2019-2030

2019 2020 2021 Current Target Needed 2022-2030
281,121 431,596 496,465 1,209,182 4,600,000 3,390,818
2021 Data Source
Houston Wilderness Tree Strategy Implementation Group