As our business activity in the Permian Basin continues to grow, so too does the importance of leaving positive legacies in these communities. In this spirit, our team recently had the privilege of supporting the City of Midland’s tree restoration initiative as the beginning of an annual partnership.
Valiant volunteers – along with teams from Keep Midland Beautiful, the City of Midland, and the Texas A&M Forest Service – braved the uncharacteristically cold autumn day to plant 30 mature trees throughout Midland’s Beal Park.
Additionally, over 100 tree saplings were given away to attendees to plant at their homes in honor of Veteran’s Day.
These native tree species were specifically selected by master gardeners for their resilience and survival rate in Texas’ drought-prone environment.
Green spaces and nature are proven to play a critical role in trauma recovery and alleviate symptoms of depression and anxiety. By enhancing urban forestry throughout the city, both Veterans and our community at large can take advantage of all these great benefits.
Furthermore, the Texas A&M Forest Service estimates that these trees and saplings will achieve over 150,000 pounds of carbon dioxide sequestration, remove up to 435 pounds of air pollutants, and save 366,000 gallons of avoided rainfall runoff in the area over the next several years.
In short, we’re confident that these trees will help to improve air quality, support biodiversity, and provide shade and enjoyment to parkgoers for decades to come!
We would like to sincerely thank our program partners for their support in making this event a huge success – and we are grateful for this opportunity to give back to a city that so strongly supports our business.
Click here to visit the Keep Midland Beautiful website.