ASC volunteers gather at MacGregor Park in Houston to dig in to the task of planting live oaks and loblolly pines in partnership with Trees For Houston.
Nearly 30 Aramco Services Company (ASC) employees came out to Houston’s MacGregor Park for a second year in a row to plant trees in an effort to help reforest the area devastated by a drought several years ago. ASC partnered with the local organization, Trees For Houston
, to make the planting of live oaks and loblolly pines possible.
Volunteers worked tirelessly, using shovels and their own hands, to plant 30-gallon trees in the park that lost half of its canopy during the 2011 drought, which scorched most of Texas and other states.
An estimated 5.6 million trees were lost in cities across Texas, or roughly 10 percent of the state’s urban forests, according to estimates by the Texas Forest Service. For cities like Houston, the damage was evident in major parks such as MacGregor, which lost half of its oak, pine and cedar trees.
Trees For Houston
is a nonprofit organization dedicated to planting, protecting and promoting trees. The organization has planted and distributed more than 460,000 trees and seedlings since its inception in 1983.
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