This season, the Mavs are implementing Trees for Wins, where a tree will be planted in Reverchon Park in Dallas for every game the Mavs win this season (at home and on the road). The trees, up to 10 feet tall, will be planted by citizen foresters and Mavs personnel. The Mavericks understand the importance of proper tree maintenance to ensure survival and have aligned with Arborlogical Services, tree care experts, and the Dallas Parks and Recreation Department to care for and maintain the trees for three years. The program is a part of the Mavericks eco-friendly initiative, Guard the Planet.
Reverchon Park is located near American Airlines Center, adjacent to Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. By planting trees in its surrounding neighborhood, the club is able to provide green space for generations to come while helping sustain the environment.
Be sure to follow the Mavs through the regular season and playoffs to see how many trees will be planted in Reverchon Park.
Click here to see the recap from the April 2nd tree planting with
A message from Steve Houser, President/Owner of Arborlogical Services, Inc.
"Being ardent long term supporters of the Dallas Mavericks, Arborilogical Services Inc., The Tree Care Experts, strongly supports their "Trees for Wins" campaign. The Mavericks show that they are outstanding stewards of our urban environment by offering not only a commitment to plant and maintain trees in a historic park but also by encouraging the public to get involved.
Rather than promote the number of small saplings planted for quick media attention, the Mavericks are to be commended for planting trees up to 10` feet in height for an immediate effect and ensuring expert follow up care. They prefer to do it right or not at all.
Trees clean our air, water and soil. They also add greatly to our health, sense of well being, quality of life as well as our economic future. Since we all breathe the same air and use the same water and soil to survive, planting and caring for trees offer a way for everyone to be a part of the solution. The Mavericks express their outstanding corporate leadership by educating and inspiring the public to make a difference. However, the Mavericks and the cause are in need your support to be successful. Providing for a healthier and more sustainable Dallas in the future is a gift that is indeed worthy of our time, effort and financial contributions."
About Arborilogical Services Inc., "The Experts Your Trees Deserve"
Arborilogical™ Services consistently provided expert tree care related services in the Dallas area since 1981. In the beginning, they offered their clients the highest quality tree care with a commitment to "do whatever it takes to do the job right". That tradition continues today with a staff that includes some of the most recognized talent in our industry.
Their outstanding staff includes:
- 11 International Society of Arboriculture Certified Arborists
- 2 College-degreed Plant Pathologists
- 2 College-degreed Horticulturists
- 4 College-degreed Foresters
- 2 Texas Arborists of the Year (awarded by their peers)
Plus a tree-climbing crew of experts that won the State of Texas Tree Climbing Competitions an amazing 17 different years and represented Texas in international competition an unprecedented 18 different years around the globe.
Arborilogical Services is also proud of its long standing commitment to improve our communities thru various types of public outreach. Company experts often provide educational presentations for their peers and throughout the community on almost any tree related subject. They also assume active roles in many public and non profit groups to provide leadership, guidance and expert advice. To learn more: www.Arborilogical.com
Get involved - Adopt-A Median!
The City of Dallas Street Department is working in cooperation with the City of Dallas Urban Forest Advisory Committee in an effort to encourage the public to plant and maintain trees throughout the city.
Due to declining regional air quality and increasing inner-city temperatures related to the heat island effect, as well as a lack of street trees in many areas and a limited city budget, there is a great need to plant more trees in city medians. Trees offer a great number of benefits to society that researchers are just beginning to quantify. Trees benefit our health and sense of well being, our quality of life, as well as our economic future. Expanding the benefits of an urban forest canopy cover to all citizens is an important goal that requires the full support of the public. Citizens often ask what can be done to help the environment and our air, water and soil quality. "The Adopt-A-Median" program offers the opportunity for individuals, citizen groups (homeowner associations) and corporations to take ownership of a street median as good stewards and/or good corporate citizens of Dallas. With the public taking ownership of these areas, we not only help our environment, we also make Dallas more livable and sustainable. To leave a greener city as our legacy for future generations, is indeed a gift worthy of your consideration.
The Adopt-A-Median program relies primarily on the existing "MOWmentum" agreement to outline the criteria involved in planting trees in a street median.
The "MOWmentum" Volunteer Service Agreement is a joint effort between our city government and residents to keep our right-of-ways and neighborhoods clean and beautiful. The program allows the public an opportunity to adopt portions of public right-of-ways for the purpose of maintaining and improving the property.
For more information about the program guidelines, please visit: www.dallascityhall.org, click on City Departments, then Street Services, then "MOWmentum". If you have any questions or need further information, contact Elizabeth Ponce, Department of Street Services, at 214-670-8621.
To learn more about the Dallas Reforestation Fund, please; visit: www.dallascityhall.org, click on City Departments, then Building Inspection, then City Arborist, then "Reforestation Fund". Please note that trees donated through the Reforestation program are not eligible for reimbursement under the "MOWmentum" funding. Also, if you are an individual who has been approved for the MOWmentum Program, you will not be eligible for the Reforestation Program. For more information, please contact Phil Erwin, Chief Arborist for the City, at 214-948-4117.
To learn more about what to plant and how, please visit: www.dallastrees.org, scroll down the page and click on "Dallas Tree Planting Guide". For more information, please contact Kurt Kretsinger, City of Dallas Urban Forest Advisory Committee, Team Leader for Tree Planting and Transplanting, at 214-321-5224 or Steve Houser, Committee Chairman, at 972-442-1524.
"I commend the Dallas Mavericks for working together to enhance Reverchon Park for the enjoyment of our children and the community. Compassion seems to count more than ever these days, and you have to start in your own backyard. We are proud to share the park as our "backyard" with the Mavs and the American Airlines Center. For the last twelve years we have adopted Reverchon, working alongside our neighbors to improve the park. The first year, 500 community members came out on a Saturday to clean up the park. Recently, 400 volunteers came together to clean up the park. On behalf of the children, staff and our supporters, we want to thank the Mavericks for this beautiful gesture of planting trees."
J. C. Montgomery, Jr.
President of Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children