early 2009, the committee unveiled a new tree planting
concept that features trees that can display beautiful fall
colors---a first for Dallas tree plantings. While autumn
colors occur unpredictably in Dallas, the committee gathered
some of the more reliable autumn trees and organized them
into tree groves.
The first test project for this concept
was conducted along two Skillman Street medians, in East
Dallas, bounded by University Blvd. and Lovers Lane (5200
The committee hopes in ideal years, pedestrians and
motorists will see a brilliant display of yellow, orange and
red. While Dallas’ climate can be tough, the committee hopes
planting trees like these can give Dallas a beautiful fall.
Can Dallas Have an Autumn?
Although brief, Dallas does have beautiful fall colors
under the right conditions. Generally, good fall color is
dependent upon a combination of cool temperatures,
decreasing daylight, and adequate rainfall. While only
Mother Nature can guarantee a beautiful autumn, the
committee hopes that Skillman Street will be prepared when
autumn conditions happen.
The committee would like to plan more aesthetic style
plantings in the future. If you have questions or would like
to learn more about this or future aesthetic projects,
please contact our Media/Public Relations Team Leader,