Trees Come to Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve!

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Trees Come to Kickerillo-Mischer Preserve!


A few years ago, most of the trees bordering part of the path through the preserve were removed as part of the effort by the Harris County Flood Control District to maintain and improve our many bayous. 

It was a massive undertaking that even involved rerouting part of one of the creeks along the Preserve.



While it was interesting to watch, the project is done and it was time to replace the trees!


Saturday there were volunteers including Trees for Houston, who gathered at the Preserve in 34-degree weather to help plant the trees. The larger trees had already been planted but there were plenty of shovels and small trees for all of the volunteers. In fact, take a look at how many trees were planted in their largest single project!


Even though the trees will take years to grow, we’re happy to have them back. They help prevent erosion along the banks, protect us from the sun in August and the windy winter days. The Preserve creatures will also welcome the return of their habitat.



(Sorry for the short video. Had to move out 

of the path of a small backhoe)

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Comments (24)

Norma J. Elkins
Elite Realty Group - Morristown, TN
Realtor - Elkins Home Selling Team

What a fantastic thing to do.  I always say it is important to plant at least 1 tree a year.  We need to preserve nature as much as we can!  Hope you have an awesome day!

Jan 25, 2022 05:07 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

What a great way to get the community involved, Kathy. And how wonderful to look forward to all those trees growing and maturing in the years to come.

Jan 25, 2022 05:10 AM
Carol Williams
Although I'm retired, I love sharing my knowledge and learning from other real estate industry professionals. - Wenatchee, WA
Retired Agent / Broker / Property Manager

Wow... 6,000 trees were planted in one day. That's amazing. I was curious what kind of trees were planted so I clicked on the Facebook page link: Live Oak, Sweetgum, Riverbirch, Loblolly Pine, White Oak, American Beautyberry, and Buttonbush. It will be fun to follow the progress of their growth. Maybe you could do an annual picture in a given spot.

Jan 25, 2022 05:24 AM
Grant Schneider
Performance Development Strategies - Armonk, NY
Your Coach Helping You Create Successful Outcomes

Hi Kathy - the trees do take a while to grow but we have to start somewhere.  The ones that were planted after super storm Sandy in 2012 are now show good progress in our area.

Jan 25, 2022 05:35 AM
Eric Bouler
Gardner Realtors, Licensed in La. - New Orleans, LA
Listening to your Needs

Like to see the trees. Have a great time viewing trees...

Jan 25, 2022 06:02 AM
Joan Cox
House to Home, Inc. - Denver Real Estate - 720-231-6373 - Denver, CO
Denver Real Estate - Selling One Home at a Time

Kathy, sounds like a great project, and a huge project, so good thing there were many there to assist.

Jan 25, 2022 06:43 AM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Kathy Streib - I have always appreciated older neighborhoods with established trees.  Many of the communities I lived in were new developments.  Trees make a difference. 

Jan 25, 2022 06:44 AM
Sharon Tara
Sharon Tara Transformations - Portsmouth, NH
Retired New Hampshire Home Stager

Happy to hear you are getting those trees! More home space for the birds!

Jan 25, 2022 07:06 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


We all know how important trees are to a community and the climate.  What a wonderful way to gather the community to plant trees.  Will all the freeway building that we are undergoing, I am delighted that threes are being planted to replace the ones that were removed.  A

Jan 25, 2022 07:34 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Kathy, I can remember being 14 and helping plant pine trees by the road of the local gun club in Pennsylvania and now I drive down the road and they are over growth.  Wish they would of been trim by someone.


Jan 25, 2022 09:40 AM
Roy Kelley
Realty Group Referrals - Gaithersburg, MD

Thank you very much, Kathy, for telling us about the tree planting efforts.

We are fortunate to live in a city that actively plants and replaces trees as needed.

Jan 25, 2022 10:27 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Kathy there is no better way to feel a part of a community, and get to know the people in it than working along side with others on projects like this.

Jan 25, 2022 01:00 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Wayne Martin i'm getting cold just thinking of 5-degree weather. 

Michael Jacobs we were not happy when the trees were cut down but understood that it had to be done. 


Kat Palmiotti we saw the trees arrive on Friday- when it was warmer!!!!  

Jan 25, 2022 01:53 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Brian England we don't see the behind-the-scenes decisions and plans but I think they're on the right track. 

Norma J. Elkins I agree that we all need to make every effort to protect our planet and replace what we take. 

Jan 25, 2022 02:08 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Nina Hollander, Broker it makes you feel good about the community that you live in when you see young and old who come out to help. 

Carol Williams you know, when I read  6,000 trees I thought that must be a typo!  But however many, it was an incredible number. That's an excellent suggestion. I took some photos on Saturday but think I'll take more tomorrow. 

Jan 25, 2022 02:11 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Grant Schneider that's so good to know. In FL where plants grow in a blink, it's still hard to lose the big ones.

Eric Bouler I love the trees and it's good that the squirrels and birds can have their homes back. 

Jan 25, 2022 02:12 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Joan Cox it's so good to see people getting out to help in the community...especially when it's cold. 

Sheri Sperry - MCNE® you are absolutely right. Our first home was in a new community and I really missed the trees. Now, Larry and I both want to be in a community old enough to have trees- big ones!

Jan 25, 2022 02:24 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Sharon Tara as it is, development impacts our wildlife with new homes being built. Interesting that Kickerillo was a homebuilder!!!

Ron and Alexandra Seigel I agree. I know that when Larry was building, they had to ensure that green areas were included in addition to the other amenities. 

Jan 25, 2022 02:27 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Retired Home Stager/Redesign

Will Hamm that has to give you a huge amount of satisfaction. 

Roy Kelley you and Chef Dolores are very lucky. 

George Souto I agree with you!  Doing something like this lifts your spirit as well. 

Jan 25, 2022 02:29 PM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Several years ago, I watched as trees were planted in a part of our community.  I hadn't returned for some time, but when I did, was amazed at how they had grown and become so beautiful.

Jan 26, 2022 10:13 PM