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 puts out 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 $135,000 in proceeds from two company-sponsored running and biking fundraising events. The money from the Bayou City Classic and the Tour de Houston was earmarked for the reforestation of city parks, which were devastated by a year-long drought. The company also donated 50,000 trees to the city Parks and Recreation Department.
In Galveston, Apache stepped forward to help the island city reach its goal of planting 25,000 trees in five years. The island lost many trees after it was heavily damaged by Hurricane Ike. Apache also planted mature oak trees along Broadway Boulevard, the main entrance to the city.
Apache employees and family members regularly volunteer their time to help plant trees donated by the company. For instance, more than 40 Apache volunteers helped plant trees in Houston’s Memorial Park on Arbor Day 2012.
Since 2005, Apache has awarded 3.2 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.