South Fort Worth

Near Southside/Rosemont/South Hills areas

Near Southside Community Center

This area is bounded roughly by 8th Avenue to the west, Lancaster Road and downtown to the north, Highway 287 to the east, and West Allen Avenue to the south. Deeper clay soils are present and are planted with a wide variety of species depending on the species popular during development of a given neighborhood.  Older neighborhoods typically feature pecan, bur oak, Shumard red oak, live oak, cedar elm, American elm, sycamore, Arizona cypress, Eastern redcedar, ornamental pear and catalpa.  Live oak, red oak, and pecan dominate the landscape of newer neighborhoods.

South of Loop 820

South of Loop 820 in fort Worth at Chisolm Trail

This area is bounded roughly by Chisholm Trail Pkwy to the west, the City limits to the south, Loop 820 and I-20 to the north, and Forest Hill Drive to the east. Soils range from shallow clay soils covering dense plates of calcareous limestone, to deeper clay soils as you move east.  Sycamore Creek winds through this area as it journeys northeast to join the Trinity River.  Hackberry, cedar elm, bois d’arc, and mesquite are common, particularly on land that was cleared and served as farmland in the past.  Native post and blackjack oaks become more common farther east.  Planned neighborhoods and developments began in late 1980’s and are heavily planted with live oak, ornamental pear, green ash, fruitless mulberry, and crape myrtle.