HOUSTON – April, also known as Earth Month, is the perfect time to shine a spotlight on a green organization with a mission to plant and distribute trees around Houston.
Trees for Houston is celebrating a milestone: 40 years and more than 750,000 trees planted or donated to local families, schools, neighborhoods and parks.
Trees help protect Houston from urban heat island effects by providing cooling canopies of shade. They also help filter out impurities from the air and fight erosion from flood waters.
This year alone, Trees for Houston has a goal to plant and distribute more than 70,000 trees, which will benefit Houstonians for generations to come. With Saturday being Earth Day, what better way to celebrate than with a gift that will grow?
Trees for Houston will hold an Earth Day tree giveaway, which is open to the public, Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon at Tom Bass Park (3452 Fellows Road in Houston). The organization also holds tree giveaways throughout the year.
[Related: Derrick Shore tells us more about the giveaway and shows us how to plant a tree at home for free. Watch below.]
In addition to its tree planting and giveaway events, Trees for Houston offers educational and advocacy programs.
In April 2022, Trees for Houston broke ground on their new facility and nursery in the Garden Oaks neighborhood, the Kinder Campus. The campus will include a centralized tree nursery, along with space for gathering, lectures, workshops and special events. The Kinder Campus is set to open this summer.
Watch Houston Life live in the player below: