From Green Right Now Reports

The Meadows Foundation has given the Texas Trees Foundation $96,000 to fund what could be the largest tree planting initiative in the nation.

Texas Trees plans to plantĀ  3 million trees in North Texas over the next ten years, helping to restore a few of the estimated 500 million trees lost to the historic heat and drought of 2011.

Tree plantings will be sited mainly on public and price lands in the most densely populated 10-county area around Dallas and Fort Worth, with a focus on replacing canopy cover. A few counties farther out will be included in the tree plantings. More than 45 mayors have pledged their support for the project, which has already begun plantings, according to the trees foundation.

“We are very grateful to the Meadows Foundation for their continued dedication to improving the air, water and quality of life for the community,” said Janette Monear, President & CEO of Texas Trees Foundation. “The Meadows Foundation recognizes the value of trees and importance of improving our environment for today and for future generations.”