More than 40 ASC volunteers braved the cold weather on Friday, Nov. 14 to plant trees along several esplanades adjacent to the University of Houston main campus. Tree planting has become an annual tradition with non-profit Trees for Houston.
More than 40 employee volunteers and family members braved the cold on Friday, Nov. 14 to support tree planting with Houston’s non-profit Trees for Houston.
Bundled up in coats, scarves, and gloves – the volunteers went to work planting 48 oak trees along three public esplanades adjacent to the University of Houston main campus, southeast side, and several neighborhoods. Since 2006, ASC has partnered with Trees for Houston to help increase the size and scope of Houston’s forest canopy.
“We are very pleased to support Trees for Houston again and its commitment to increase the city of Houston’s green spaces,” said Alma Kombargi, director of Public Affairs. “Our partnership has been a win-win for everyone involved, especially our employees."
Jessica Keener, director of Development at Trees for Houston, said, “Trees play a vital role in urban landscapes." She added that native, drought-tolerant oak were selected for this location.
ASC is involved in a number of local community activities. The company is gearing up for the Houston Marathon Weekend, Jan. 16-18, 2015 and is the title sponsor for the Aramco Houston Half Marathon.