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I didn’t realize that planting trees adds so much value to homes and neighborhoods until my hero, Jenni Stolarski, told me. I was interviewing her for a story regarding her reTree Oak Cliff project. As it turns out, Stolarski isn’t the only Realtor committed to a Johnny Appleseed-like tree-planting project. In fact, Twigg Realty broker Travis Horton not only plants trees for free, but his family grows them, too.

Horton, whose family owns an East Texas tree farm (pictured above), is a certified Citizen Forester who plants trees free of charge all across Dallas. The Park Cities-based Realtor says that trees offer a lot more to homeowners and neighborhoods than beauty.

Studies show that not only do trees boost home values approximately 10 percent and help decrease environmental toxins and carbon dioxide, but they also foster a “sense of place,” decrease crime, and provide a buffer to noise and traffic.

Imagine if you could get all of these great benefits for nothing at all … Well, you can! Just contact Travis, and he can help you get a free tree in your yard. He’s offering several different varieties of hardy oak trees, including live oak, Shummard oak, cherry bark oak, Southern red oak, and burr oak.

Why oaks? “They are the longest lasting, hardiest, strongest, and largest trees that can thrive in our climate zone in Texas,” Travis said.

Want your free tree this fall? Contact Travis today!

 

 

 

NOW it’s a done deal. December 23 is the day Khloe Kardashian and Lamar Odom executed the lease on Unit 2604 over at the W, the former bachelor pad of Mack Hicks. Rogers Healy and Steve Rigely got in a lot of camera time with Khloe & Company as he showed them every condo available in downtown Dallas so they could be sure. Allie Beth Allman was the  landlord’s rep on this one, and she had been looking for occupants since November 28. Also, this unit leased last Super Bowl weekend for $25,000 with Travis Horton at Twigg Realty: that was a 4 day rental for  slate flooring, Miele appliances, stainless steel wet bar with wine refrigerator, wine rack, ice machine, Mother of Pearl mosaic tiles and marble flooring in bathrooms and, of course, Mecca automatic window shades throughout for privacy. Based on the $7500 per month Khloe and Lamar are paying, that Super Bowl weekend deal was a bargain!