West Fort Worth

West Fort Worth Mesquite tree

The West Fort Worth Area is bounded roughly by the Trinity River Corridor to the east, Camp Bowie Blvd to the south, White Settlement Road to the north, and the City limits to the west. Pecan, oak, and elm dominate the Trinity River watershed area near the center of the City. Deeper clay soils gradually give way to thin, rocky soils as you move westward. Native species near the western city limits consist largely of mesquite, redcedar, and hackberry.

West Fort Worth bird on honeylocust tree

Older neighborhoods are planted with pecan, sycamore, American elm, cedar elm, Shumard red oak, live oak, bur oak, fruitless mulberry, Arizona cypress, and catalpa. Newer neighborhoods farther west have a mix of live oak and Shumard red oak along with cedar elm, ornamental pear, green ash and crape myrtle.

While much of the remaining developable land in far west Fort Worth is fairly lacking in large tree canopy, developers are encouraged to make special efforts to preserve any that do exist. Any infill development should also give existing tree canopy particular consideration.