New Orleans City Council has issued a special proclamation to recognize Apache for its contribution of more than 20,000 trees
We are pleased to announce the tree grant recipients for the 2013 to 2014 planting season.
The Apache Corporation Tree Grant Program focuses on improving wildlife habitats, restoring storm damage and enhancing cities and neighborhoods.
One acre of forest produces four tons of oxygen – enough for 18 people for one year – and removes six tons of carbon dioxide, a contributor to global climate change. Trees also bring nature into our city environments and provide habitat for wildlife.
In spring 2012, Apache presented Houston Mayor Annise Parker with $136,476 in proceeds from two company-sponsored running and biking fundraising events benefiting the City of Houston Parks Department. The money raised from the Bayou City Classic and the Tour de Houston was earmarked for the reforestation of city parks, which were devastated by a yearlong drought. The company also donated 100,000 trees to the city's parks and recreation department.
In New Orleans, Apache continued its commitment to Hike for KaTREEna, an organization dedicated to replacing the 100,000 trees lost in the wake of Hurricane Katrina. In May 2014, the group planted its milestone 25,000th tree in the city’s historic Jackson Square. Apache is proud to have helped them reach this important highlight in their restoration efforts. In recognition of Apache’s environmental stewardship, the New Orleans City Council presented the company with a proclamation last fall.
Apache employees and family members regularly volunteer their time to help plant trees donated by the company. In January 2014, more than 40 Apache volunteers braved inclement weather to participate in Houston’s Arbor Day celebration held in Memorial Park.
Since 2005, Apache has awarded 3.7 million trees to nonprofit institutions and communities across 16 U.S. states through grants from the Apache Foundation, our philanthropic affiliate. These trees will improve the environment and the quality of life in these communities for decades to come. All trees are native to the areas where they are donated to ensure their prosperity.
It is of great importance to the Apache Corporation Tree Grant Program that grant recipients do what they can to ensure the trees have the best chance of survival. If your request for trees is approved, we ask for your organization’s commitment to take care of the trees and ensure their survival to the best of your abilities. If selected for a grant, recipients must send a grant receipt to the Apache Corporation Tree Grant Program and coordinate all media with the Apache Corporation Public Affairs Department. Please forward press releases and other announcements to Wendy Craven.
To apply for a tree grant, click here.