Trees for Houston

In April 2021, Trees For Houston announced plans for a new, permanent campus on 1.5 acres in Houston’s Garden Oaks area. The new campus broke ground in winter 2021 and was completed in October 2023. The Kinder Campus, named in recognition of the $3 million lead grant made by the Kinder Foundation as part of Trees For Houston’s Taking Root capital campaign, greatly expands the nonprofit’s capacity to distribute more trees to constituents and to provide educational programming for both children and adults.

The move allows Trees For Houston to consolidate operations into two main tree farms. The Chevron Tree Nursery at the Kinder Campus provides efficient, convenient access to free and low-cost tree distribution for constituents and community partners, enabling the organization to distribute and plant 100,000 trees within the next five years.

The 7,350 square-foot Kyle and John Kirksey Center features office space, conference rooms and the indoor Bauer Education Center space for Trees For Houston and their tenant, Urban Harvest, which is leasing part of the building space. Kirksey Architecture and Lauren Griffith Associates designed the building and surrounding landscape.

“The establishment of a new community campus is transformational for Trees for Houston as it continues to increase tree distribution across the greater Houston area for years to come,” says Nancy Kinder, President and CEO of the Kinder Foundation. “The Kinder Foundation is proud to support Trees for Houston as they continue their commitment to greening the region through the planting, protecting, and promoting of trees.”