The Woodlands Township Helps Keep the Woods in The Woodlands
THE WOODLANDS, TX -- The Woodlands Township held its 6th Annual Community Tree Planting Event Feb. 8 at the Creekside Park West trailhead of the Spring Creek Nature Trail.
Community members of all ages volunteered as well as local organizations, including, The Woodlands High School AFJROTC Cadets, employees of the Westwood Village Target Store, Several members from The Dawoodi Bohra Community of the Woodlands (led by Sheikh Nooruddin Yamani), and members of The Woodlands Township Parks & Recreation Department and Environmental Services Department.
A variety of plant sizes were used, allowing children, the elderly, teens and adults to participate. Allen Selmer, The Woodlands Township Forestry Foreman, said that if the survival rate is high, the plot of land will flourish in three to five years. The pine trees will grow the fastest at one to two feet a year.
The new plants will have a positive impact on the surrounding wildlife. Oak trees, plums, and hackberries will provide food. Flowers such as magnolias, and red buds will provide nectar, and all trees will provide nesting grounds. Milkweed was also planted to habitat butterflies, bees, and other pollinators.
The trees were donated by three major organizations: Harris County, Trees for Houston, and CenterPoint Energy.
Southern Red Oak
3-5 Gallon Trees -
Trees for Houston:
5 gallon -
Swamp Chest Oak
15 gallon -
30 gallon -
65 gallon -
5 gallon -