Tree Canopy ProjectTree Canopy Project
One of the most characteristic features of Historic Old Northeast is our beautiful oak tree canopy. These mature trees not only add to the ambiance of our neighborhood but provide much needed shade in the heat of the summer. Unfortunately, we have lost many of our trees due to age and sometimes illegal removal. Poor pruning practices, often by utility companies, have damaged the canopies of a number of our trees.
HONNA’s Neighborhood Plan celebrates our tree canopy by recommending and supporting the planting of canopy trees in our parkways. In 2016, the Planning and Preservation Committee completed a tree survey that identified areas where trees are needed, and created a program that offers trees to residents at no cost. The only obligation on the part of the homeowner is to water the trees regularly for approximately 2 months until they have established a good root system.
Live oaks, Drake elms, and Yaupon hollies are available; planting occurs in the spring.