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Real Estate Rumblings

New 30-story, high-rise to save historic oak trees — and Becks Prime: Old apartments in danger though

By Barbara Kuntz

Tree huggers have reason to celebrate. But residents of a low-key apartment complex that dates back to 1949 may not be so thrilled. A local developer is taking extra steps to save a rich canopy ...

Perfect Place For Chillin'

Signature Houston park gets a new feature that highlights ancient oak trees: A perfect perch for chilling

By Shelby Hodge

Recent visitors to Discovery Green have been oohing and aahing over the new 4,700 square foot deck that provides an elevated perch for park-goers. The century-old live oaks lining the Brown Pr ...

Gardening lecture: "Growing Tropical Trees" by Dianne Norman

Did you know that avocado, mango, papaya and other tropical fruit trees grow in Houston? Join for a talk on tropical trees and their care. Learn the best varieties for the Houston area. Questions a

Lecture: "Bareroot Fruit Trees & Care"

Dianne Norman will discuss best varieties, how to care, prune and plant fruit trees and other bareroot plants. She will also talk about chill hours and how it affects fruit trees. Some trees will n

Tree Killers Targeted

Tree killers targeted by Mayor Parker: Houston's own Lorax hits developers with major fines

By Tyler Rudick

Like the Lorax before her, mayor Annise Parker speaks for the trees . . . As area real estate continues to thrive, the City of Houston remains dead set on protecting trees and foliage growing o ...

A Blue Trees Shocker

Money does grow on blue trees: Houston's striking canopy is handing out major cash

By Allegra Fradkin

In March, artist Konstantin Dimopoulos and an army of volunteers declared their appreciation for arboriculture through a public art installation that applied a new hue to two patches of trees ...

Setting up Houston's future?

A $556 million bus transit plan: Widening of Post Oak touted, but critics wonder who will ride

By Whitney Radley

The City of Houston's revealed a plan to reduce traffic congestion in Uptown and replenish Memorial Park's canopy in one fell swoop.  Mayor Annise Parker dished on the details, whi ...

Art opening reception: The Blue Trees by Konstantin Dimopoulos

Konstantin Dimopoulos's temporary public art installation The Blue Trees comes to Houston and Galveston as part of the international conversation about deforestation and its global impact. Hous

Pix of the Day

The Kinkaid School branches out: Plants new roots to ensure tomorrow's future

By Joel Luks

Arbor Day has been a Houston initiative for 27 years. Yet after the drought plus heat wave that seared dead the roots of the city's green canopy, the program, now called Re-Plant Houston, is to ...

Calendar Closeup

Your weekly guide to Houston: Five (plus) don't-miss events — special Scotch dinner included

By Joel Luks

This week is teeming with delightful outings, including much needed beer, burgers, a mixture of East and West, tree hugger activities, garbage music and tunes from the new world. Heed my advice ...

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