How You Can Help

Spread the Word

Talk to others about taking action through your networks—including Facebook, Nextdoor, neighborhood listservs, etc.—and direct them to our petition and this website.

Contact Your Mayor and City Council

Urge your local elected officials to reach out to the state legislators who represent your community with the message not to vote for any bills that will pre-empt local tree ordinances.

Write a Letter to the Editor

Send a short message to your local paper. Tell them that state lawmakers should oppose efforts to pre-empt local tree ordinances. Usually, these are 150 words or less and it’s best to make one clear point. 

Reach Out to Local Groups

Talk to people and groups you are aware of and get them involved by sharing this website, offer to be or find a speaker. Unusual allies are best! Do you know a developer, realtor or businessperson who appreciates and supports tree ordinances and the ability of local governments to protect trees? Is there a Garden Club in your community that might be interested?

Resources

Debunking Myths about Local Tree Ordinances

Local rules on tree preservation help the economy, public health, and the general well-being of towns and cities.

Map of Cities with Tree Ordinances

Check out this interactive map to find out which cities in Texas already have tree preservation ordinances!

Sample Letter to Your City Council and Mayor

Download this short form letter and address it to your Mayor and Council Member to urge them to contact State Officials about defending trees!