Happy Arbor Day! Arbor Day is a holiday that encourages the planting and preservation of trees. Trees help fight climate change by absorbing carbon dioxide, storing carbon in the trees and soil, and releasing oxygen into the atmosphere. In addition, trees offer shade, attract wildlife, purify the air and prevent soil erosion.
These life necessities are being threatened around the globe. The Arbor Day Foundation, the largest non-profit dedicated to planting trees, has announced a new goal of planting 100 million trees by 2022.
Weingarten Realty is committed to the cause, and every year partners with Trees for Houston to plant trees around the city. Trees For Houston is a local non-profit that grows, plants and maintains tens of thousands of trees annually. The simple mission is to plant trees to benefit and improve our community. Although focused on Houston, Trees For Houston improves the quality of life with plantings in 18 counties surrounding our urban core.
For more information on Arbor Day and how you can get involved, click here.