Resilience Target 6

Current Status


Activity In 2022

214,134* trees planted

Beyond 2022

456,958 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 2022 Current Target Needed 2023-2030
281,121 431,596 496,465 214,134 1,423,316 4,600,000 3,176,684

*Tree plantings reflect data provided by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Houston District, Houston Parks and Recreation Department, Harris County Flood Control District, Trees for Houston, Houston Parks Board, Texas Forest Service, Clark Condon, and Houston Wilderness. TxDOT planting numbers include counties of the Houston district and is not limited to city limits. Work is currently underway by the city to provide a tree planting tracker tool.

2022 Data Source
Houston Wilderness Tree Strategy Implementation Group