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!

Our purpose is that your visit to Fossil Creek is a unique shopping experience!  From the moment you pull through our rustic iron gates framed by two beautiful stone waterfalls, your creative side is sure to emerge.

Josh Richards was born and raised in northwest Fort Worth on Eagle Mountain Lake.  A Boswell graduate and 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 small 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.  Terra also grew up in the Fort Worth area and watched her Dad operate a successful drywall business based on taking great care of his employees, as well as his customers.

Josh and Terra have been married twenty years and enjoy working together at Fossil Creek!  They both graduated from Dallas Baptist University, Josh with a Business Management degree and Terra with Business Marketing.  Josh also is a TNLA Certified Professional and a licensed Irrigator.  They choose to utilize their opposite strengths and interests in the business to inspire, educate, and serve their team and customers to provide a unique shopping experience.  Josh is often traveling to east Texas to hand select the best trees to offer to their customers, while Terra is working with her team to create inspiring designs, pick out unique pottery pieces, or plan fun educational events for the community.

Josh’s favorite plants are trees, especially the ones that some people might look over for a crooked trunk.  Josh loves to incorporate these types of trees into landscaping to give it unique character.  Terra’s favorite plants are anything that is new to the nursery!  Ed knows when he places an order, he needs to a “plus 1” for Terra’s yard!  They currently have over 13 different specimen of trees incorporated into their landscaping at home.  Terra might refer to it as a “testing ground” to see how well each plants holds up to the hot Texas sun, watering changes, and clay soil of the Haslet area.

Josh and Terra have two children, Evie Kate and Zachary that are often seen running around the farm.  They are also animal lovers, as is evident when you arrive and see Pepper and Cash, the resident horses, Johnny the on-site mouse manager, as well as Timber and Teddy, the family dogs.  They are Texas Rangers fans and enjoy attending games as often as they can.  In their down time, they love watching Evie and Pepper ride, and Zachary and Josh enjoy archery.  You will also hear them say their hobby is cooking and eating good food!

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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.



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