We plan to place trees in the median and on the roadside where possible along Randol Mill Road and E 1st St from IH 820 to Beach Street, along both sides of Oakland Boulevard from IH 30 to Randol Mill Road and along both sides of Beach Street from IH 30 to the TRE rail line.
The overall path is 7.2 miles of trees on both sides of the roads and in some cases in the medians. Only 12% of this distance will not have trees like bridges and large intersections. With trees placed approx. 30 feet apart we estimate the project will take 1500 trees.
Once the tree planting has begun, the Eastside Blossoms project will continue to maintain and care for the trees. Your ongoing financial support as well as volunteering your time will greatly benefit this project. Around 4000 man hours per year will be required to maintain the trees when the project is fully planted.
Cherry trees are grown locally at the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens and the Dallas Arboretum. A number of local horticulturalists have also planted them in private settings.
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History & Mission
The Blossoms vision was inspired by the wish of the late Anne Burnett Tandy to blanket with Cherry trees the confluence of the West Fork and Clear Fork of the Trinity River just north of Downtown Fort Worth. The untimely passing of both Anne and her husband Charles Tandy kept her wish from coming true. Today, in that same spirit, Eastside Blossoms seeks to improve the quality of life for all by planting and maintaining blossoming trees.
We believe that planting native and adapted flowering trees brings economic and community development by creating beauty and by improving our environment, providing pollinators and reducing the effects of the urban heat island.
Begun in 2016, the Blossoms Project has planted 447 trees. The 2017-2018 planting season will see another 553 trees planted for a total of 1,000 trees purchased, planted and maintained in just our first two seasons.