Forest of Forethought Ablaze in Colleyville
|| Homebuyers in David Bagwell
Company neighborhoods receive trees with beautiful fall color
from the developer at no additional cost.
Colleyville has it all over Fort Worth and
Dallas when it comes to Fall color. That's because the soils of
the Eastern Cross Timbers, where Colleyville is located, nurture
varieties of trees ablaze with color each fall that simply won't
grow in the prairie soils of its big city siblings.
The David Bagwell Company makes the most of this ecological opportunity
by planting thousands of trees throughout Colleyville. The developer
believes, as did 19th Century naturalist Henry David Thoreau,
that "A town is saved, not more by the righteous men in it
than by the woods that surround it".
In the company's Broughton neighborhood, each street is lined
with a different variety of tree, allowing Mother Nature to put
on an extended show of color each fall in this pedestrian friendly
Nearby, Leyton Grove has become locally famous for its entry
allee lined with 'October Glory' maples and hundreds of other
transplanted trees that enliven the neighborhood each fall.
Over 10,000 trees are being planted in Westmont, Whittier Heights
and Old Grove, most with special fall colors of crimson, amber,
red and orange.
And, Bagwell, his partner Dale Crane, and their colleague Susan
Folkert recently met with local school officials to arrange more
tree donations for campus beautification.
The David Bagwell Company landscape crew maintains two nurseries
and plants trees in yards of homebuyers at no additional cost
to them. Ms. Folkert stocks the nurseries with specimen trees
acquired from Southern tree farms, and Landscape Superintendent
Taylor Steele grows 1000 or so hard-to-find native trees from
seed the landscape crew collects each fall.
Throughout October and November, prospective homebuyers are invited
to experience the special visual qualities of David Bagwell Company
neighborhoods in Colleyville. For more information, contact Susan
Folkert at 214/673-6754 or go on-line to www.bagwellcompany.com.