Two of the branches of the Trinity River, the West Fork and The Clear Fork, flow through Fort Worth. The West Fork flows southeast from Lake Bridgeport through Eagle Mountain Lake and Lake Worth, and into the City of Fort Worth. The Clear Fork begins north of Weatherford and flows southeast through Lake Weatherford and Benbrook Lake, then turning northeast to join the West Fork near downtown Fort Worth.
Riparian areas near the river, much of which were channelized decades ago, still feature bur oak, pecan, American elm, cedar elm, chittamwood (gum bumelia), green ash and cottonwood as the dominant species.
University/Forest Park Area
The University/Forest Park Area is bounded roughly by Berry St to the south, the Clear Fork and adjacent property to the west, 7th Street to the north, and Forest Park Blvd to the east. This area contains many large pecan, live oak, cedar elm, sycamore and hackberry trees, particularly near the Fort Worth Zoo, in Trinity Park, and older neighborhoods near TCU.