The Temple Tree Farm (2515 East Avenue H) was established in 2005 as
part of a grant from the Texas Forestry Service to help plant trees
across the City of Temple.
Trees from the Tree Farm are planted throughout the city and given away to residents each year through the A Tree for Me program. Since 2008, an estimated 1,000 trees have been given away or planted from the Tree Farm.
Only native species or species that are adapted to grow in our area are grown at the farm. Some of the varieties include Live Oak, Red Oak, Bur Oak, Chinese Pistache, Chinquapin Oak, Crepe Myrtle, Vitex, and Red Bud. The different trees allows the Temple Parks and Leisure Services Department to plant the best tree for each situation.
Trees are bought young at a very low cost and grown for approximately three years then planted throughout the city. Also, since the Tree Farm is located adjacent to the Doshier Farms Waste Water Treatment Plant, the effluent water from the plant is used to irrigate the trees for virtually no cost.