On Wednesday, October 18, volunteers from Meritage Homes helped plant fruit trees at Liberty Street Gardens.
Several different species were planted including Apple, Peach, Plum. Thank you to Arbor Day Foundation for their support of this project.
Trees cool the surfaces of their surrounding environment through shade and offer additional ecosystem services such as carbon sequestration, air pollution removal, energy savings, and stormwater savings. Trees also provide health benefits and can lower temperatures up to 15 degrees.
Texas Trees Foundation has been making Dallas cooler, greener, and healthier since 1982.
Reach out to us if you'd like to organize or support a tree planting.
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“Trees play a critical role in creating healthier, safer, more connected neighborhoods and we believe that this partnership and the tree planting program will help enhance the sustainability of the greater communities in which Meritage operates.”
Phillippe Lord, CEO of Meritage Homes
“Meritage Homes is helping to create more resilient communities through these projects. Their efforts to improve tree canopy and greenspace in these areas will provide a meaningful, long-lasting impact on residents for years to come.”
Dan Lambe, Chief Executive of Arbor Day Foundation
“What you're doing today is really meaningful for us and we appreciate it very much.”