Earth Day at Weingarten Realty
To celebrate Earth Day, Weingarten Realty associates partnered with Trees for Houston for the second year of planting trees along the bayou adjacent to the Houston office. We learned the proper way to plant a tree and the steps Trees for Houston would continue to take to ensure they survive their first year after planting.
Altogether, we planted 20 trees, all of which are native to Houston. Barry Ward, Trees of Houston Executive Director, explained that he would have to pay laborers $50 to dig each hole for the size of the trees we were planting and each tree costs approximately $50. Therefore, because of our volunteer-manual labor, he will be able to buy an additional 20 trees for another planting project with the money saved.
Liz Baez works each year to plan fun, educational and environmentally friendly projects for Weingarten associates to participate in as part of the GreenForward program. Thank you for putting this activity together, you could not have picked a nicer day to get outside.
For more information on Trees for Houston and how to plant a tree that will survive, click here.