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 will break ground winter 2021 and is named the Kinder Campus in recognition of the $3 million lead grant made by the Kinder Foundation as part of Trees For Houston’s Taking Root capital campaign. The move greatly expands the nonprofit’s capacity to distribute more trees to constituents and to provide educational programming for both children and adults.

“The establishment of a new community campus will be 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.”

Designed by Kirksey Architecture and Lauren Griffith Associates, the Kinder Campus will feature an onsite tree nursery, office space and an education center. The move allows Trees For Houston to consolidate operations into two main tree farms. The Chevron tree nursery at the Kinder Campus will provide 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.

Total project investment, including land and buildings, is estimated at $8.8 million, with $6.5 million raised as of April 2021.