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Lake Highlands North Park Receives 75 New Trees Thanks to Crow Holdings

In continuation of their longstanding partnership, Crow Holdings, a Dallas-based real estate investment and development firm, and Texas Trees Foundation, along with the City of Dallas Park and Recreation, recently planted 75 trees in Lake Highlands North Park in Dallas, Texas. The 75 trees planted by 100 Crow Holdings employee volunteers — commemorating the company’s 75th anniversary — will combat Dallas’ urban heat island, contribute to its overall tree canopy, and provide healthy, safe, and green outdoor spaces.

The Dec. 1 event was part of the company’s ongoing legacy of urban tree reforestation across the country through tree planting, local conservation, beautification efforts, and supporting urban parks.

The planting is the most bio-diverse this partnership has ever accomplished, with 16 climate-resilient species being planted including: American elm ‘Princeton’ (5); Bur oak (8); Cedar elm (10); Chinquapin oak (10); Honeylocust (8); Live oak (3); Mexican buckeye (2); Mexican plum (2); Mexican sycamore (2); Monterrey oak (6); Pecan (5); Possumhaw holly (2); Roughleaf Dogwood; Texas mountain laurel (2); Texas persimmon (2); Texas red oak (7).

“Texas Trees Foundation is focused on making spaces cooler, greener, and cleaner, and we are fortunate to have such great corporate partners like Crow Holdings who share that vision,” said Janette Monear, CEO/President of Texas Trees Foundation. “These new trees at Grauwyler Park will provide an outdoor sanctuary for North Texas residents to experience the joy nature can provide.”

“Our company prioritizes a legacy and commitment to reforestation and conservation that was set in motion decades ago by our founder Trammell Crow,” said Michael Levy, CEO of Crow Holdings. “Whether it’s through financial contributions or employee tree planting events like this one, we proudly support the Texas Trees Foundation, whose important work benefits North Texans today and for generations to come.”

The partnership with Texas Trees Foundation and City of Dallas builds upon Crow Holdings’ decades-long commitment to reforestation in the North Texas area and across the country. Trammell Crow, the late founder of Crow Holdings, co-founded the Dallas Parks Foundation (now the Texas Trees Foundation) in 1982 and later served as the foundation’s Chairman. (Crow Holdings’ Director of Communications, Adam McGill, has served on the Texas Trees Foundation board of trustees since 2013.) Crow also established the National Tree Trust and was appointed its Chairman by President George H.W. Bush in 1990.

In addition to the Dec. 1 event, Crow Holdings partners with Texas Trees Foundation and the Arbor Day Foundation year-round and nationwide to improve communities as part of its commitment to sustainability.

About Texas Trees Foundation

Celebrating 40 years of addressing urban forestry issues in Dallas, the Texas Trees Foundation has served as a catalyst in creating a reimagined green legacy for North Texas. Scientific research has led our vision of transforming outdoor spaces into greener, cleaner, cooler and healthier communities, while educating the public of the social, economic, environmental, and health benefits that trees provide. For more information on Texas Trees Foundation and its programs and projects, visit

About Dallas Park & Recreation

The Dallas Park and Recreation Department provides diverse leisure and recreational options year-round for all ages. We are committed to caring for Dallas’ parks, trails and open spaces. Through our Branching Out activities, we are working to increase Dallas’ tree canopy to 37% by 2040. We work with diverse partners to plant trees in a way that is inclusive and equitable for the citizens of Dallas. Find us and more information at

About Crow Holdings

Crow Holdings is a leading real estate investment and development firm founded in 1948 and based in Dallas, Texas. With 20 offices across the U.S., Crow Holdings’ local, on-the-ground presence amplifies its hands-on capabilities across a broad range of investment strategies, product types, and ventures in partnership with institutional investors. Crow Holdings has $30billion in assets under management, one of the largest multifamily and industrial development platforms in the nation, investments across the energy sector including solar and battery storage projects, and a broad, diversified investment portfolio, pursuing compelling investment opportunities to capitalize on evolving, secular growth potential. For 75 years, Crow Holdings’ success has been rooted in its founding principles of partnership, collaboration, and alignment of interests. For more information, please visit: