Fossil Creek Tree Farm and Nursery, conveniently located on a beautiful 8.5 acres just south of 287 in north Fort Worth.  We are just a stone’s throw from Alliance Town Center!

We prefer to think of our Tree Farm and Nursery as an experience!  From the moment you pull through our rustic iron gates framed by two beautiful stone waterfalls, your creative side you never knew you had will kick in!

Josh Richards was born and raised in northwest Fort Worth on Eagle Mountain Lake.  A third generation business owner in the Fort Worth area, he takes pride in offering superior customer service that his grandparents taught him as a young boy playing in their grocery store located on Boat Club Road.  His passion is helping you stretch your imagination with your outdoor living ideas and then making them a reality.  He also loves trees, he realizes the value and character they add to any landscape project.

He and his wife of almost nineteen years, Terra operate the business together!  They choose to utilize their opposite personalities to imagine what customers want from retail choices to landscape installations and everything in between.

They also have a huge heart for the community they both grew up in.  “It’s our dream, that beyond the business side of Fossil Creek Tree Farm and Nursery, to be a resource for our community.  We hope to be the hands and feet of Jesus, as often as we can be.”

Josh and Terra have two young children, Evie Kate and Zachary that are often seen running around the farm.  They are huge Texas Rangers fans and enjoy attending games as often as they can, and also would say their hobby is cooking and eating good food!  They love supporting locally owned restaurants such as DeVivo Brothers or Classic Cafe.

Fossil Creek Tree Farm and Nursery is your local source for trees and so much more! While it is true that we have over 3,000 trees in stock from 30 gallon to 300 gallon container grown trees on 8.5 acres, there is so much more here to inspire your creativity in your landscape projects! You can browse our greenhouses to find shrubs of every size and color, annuals and perennials, take home mulch and soil by the truckload or in bags, decorate with pottery, add serenity with our beautiful water features, and so much more. You are sure to find what you are looking for and probably some things you didn’t know you could not live without.

Feeling overwhelmed and don’t know where to start?  We know that shade versus non-shade, soil types, and how to water can be overwhelming!  That is why most of our staff have earned their Certified Nursery Professional Certification by the Texas Nursery and Landscape Association.  We want to provide you with the best information we can to help your landscape project be a success!

In addition, we have a full service Landscape Division that is here to help you with ideas to do it yourself, or we can dream it together and install if for you!


  • Specimen Shade Trees
  • Specimen Evergreens
  • Shrubs
  • Perennials
  • Mulch
  • Stone

Landscape Services:

  • Design & Construction
  • Landscape Rejuvenation
  • Outdoor Living
  • Water Features

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I would like you to know that my "Weeping-Traveling Red Bud Tree" was planted today by your wonderful crew of four. They were so very helpful and most patient with placing the heavy 30-Gallon tree the way I wanted it facing the street. Their work-performance was incredible and to perfection. They were also very courteous, and when they could not find our door bell, they called me per telephone to come to double check the facing of the tree, for I was not even aware that they were in our front yard digging the hole. Great, great guys! It is such a joy to see professionals in this field. Please do let them know how very pleased and happy I was with their performance in planting this special tree. - Melitta B.


Thank you!!! Our experience with your company was amazing ! From the beginning when we were first greeted by staff, he was very knowledgeable and helped us pick our tree. Went inside to do more shopping , all the employees were so helpful in picking out more plants and loading up for us. They let us know how to prepare for the tree, and the installers were awesome!!! Would highly recommend Fossil Tree Farm!!! - Marla S.


My experience from beginning to end was awesome. I had great help while shopping and enjoyed just walking around the place. I was so pleased that when the gentlemen planted my tree they cut out the good grass and moved it to the area where I had lost a tree and fit it in perfectly. Everyone went the extra mile. My tree looks great! I look forward to shopping and working with you in the future. - Linn V.


Such friendly and helpful staff- I could not be more excited about their great pumpkins and fall plants! - Kendra B.


Highly recommend! Earl did a great job with the design of our existing flower beds. But the hard work came from Freddy and the crew on the install. Together, they turned our house from blah to awesome!! They were wonderful to work with, they listened to my concerns and they were happy to help with a last minute request. Always had a smile on their face! Thank you all, you've done and awesome job and now we get to enjoy it! - Deidre S.


Josh, it was great working with you and your guys. We are going to do one last thing in the front and backyard...lights. Thanks again for your keen eye and perfectionist approach to our landscaping. We love it! - Joe. V


Your men did a great job planting the trees. They are very personal and professional. Freddy is quite an asset to your company. - LaVon W.