Trees are an invaluable natural resource. They beautify our neighborhoods, provide habitats for wildlife, and help to mitigate greenhouse gas emissions.
Since 2005, Apache has donated more than 4.8 million trees to nonprofits and governmental organizations across 17 states through our award-winning Apache Tree Grant Program. We donate trees to a wide variety of organizations, including cities, counties, schools, parks, universities, youth associations, wildlife refuges and community groups. In the 2020/2021 season, we worked with 56 nonprofit organizations, 14 of which are first-time partners. In addition to neighborhood beautification and wildlife habitat preservation, groups often request trees to support a range of other conservation efforts, such as reforestation in areas affected by natural disasters.
Some of our 2020/2021 Apache Tree Program partners included:
- The Galveston Bay Foundation for the reforestation of its new 30-acre headquarters site in Kemah, TX.
- The University of Houston to support municipal parks throughout Houston’s Third Ward community.
- The Fields Edge in Midland, TX for trees planted in support of its newly constructed tiny-home community for the chronically homeless.
- The Trust for Public Land to benefit of the Bayou Teche National Wildlife Refuge in Louisiana.
- The City of Edinburg for reforestation of community parks in South Texas which were devastated during Hurricane Hanna.
- Tree New Mexico to benefits its NeighborWoods program serving the Albuquerque, NM community.
- The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to benefit habitat restoration and reforestation at its U.S. FWS South Texas Refuge Complex.
- The Texas Parks and Wildlife Department for the establishment of wildlife habitats and reforestation at a number of Texas state parks and facilities.
Tree Grant Application Guidelines
Apache Tree Grant Program application will open in June 2021 and will be available on this website.
- Nonprofit and governmental entities in states where the Apache Corporation has operations are eligible to apply. This includes Louisiana, New Mexico, Texas and Wyoming.
- Tree varieties requested must be native to the growing area.
- Requests can be made for sizes varying from bare-root seedlings up to five-gallon containers.
- There is a minimum of 50 trees per request.
- The program grant covers the cost of the trees and delivery to the recipient’s designated location. It is the responsibility of the grant recipient to plant and care for the trees.
Please contact Community Partnerships with any questions regarding Apache’s Tree Grant Program.
Fay Fitzsimons Walker
Manager, Government Affairs & Community Partnerships
Community Partnerships Senior Specialist