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Trees For Houston

Marathon Oil and Trees For Houston Partnership

Marathon Oil and Trees For Houston, a non-profit dedicated to planting, protecting and promoting trees, recently partnered on a project to create a tree seedling farm and education center designed to be a source of trees that will ultimately be planted throughout Houston.

The grand opening of the tree seedling farm was April 13, when Marathon Oil employees, friends and family members planted more than 400 trees.

“This tree nursery will allow us to grow out and house up to 10,000 additional trees each year,” said Barry J. Ward, executive director, Trees For Houston. “The trees will provide an important aesthetic enhancement, add desperately needed shade and reduce the urban heat effect when planted throughout the city. Marathon Oil’s donation and volunteer efforts help to make a significant increase in the size and scope of Houston’s urban forest canopy.”