Our Preservation

The natural landscape of towering trees is one of the features that makes The Groves special, and we will always honor this natural ecosystem. We created a timber harvest project to repurpose trees that had to be cut down here and use them for various projects in our neighborhoods, so that the timber can be preserved, rather than going to waste.

Named “Landscape Design of the Year” at Houston’s Best Prism Awards in 2016, preserving the woods has been a huge driver in The Groves’ planning efforts:

  • Stepping stones made from recycled trees, as well as parts of the nature playground.
  • Repurposed timber used in The Hearth Amenity Center.
  • Working with landscape design professionals to design roadway and utility corridors around specimen trees and dedicating large forested reserves and landscape buffers throughout this community.
  • Backdrop of trees for every surrounding — Our parks, our Fish Camp, trails and even our Lifestyle Center and The Hearth Amenity Center.
Great Egret along Madera Creek in the morning fog
Trails along Madera Creek
The Groves makes it easy to integrate your everyday life with nature. And thanks to new, interactive trail signs, experiencing nature is more educational than ever. Now, kids can learn about the various species of fish that inhabit Fish Camp, discover the flood-reducing benefits of Madera Creek, and create informational artwork all as they explore the educational trails. Curious young minds love to learn and play at The Groves.