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April 20, 2010
Earth Day Tree Planting Ceremony Marks Donation of 65,000 Trees to Texas Parks and Wildlife
AUSTIN -- To celebrate the 40th Earth Day, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department Executive Director Carter Smith will be planting a 15-gallon Cedar Elm at the agency's Austin headquarters at 10 a.m. on April 22. The event will mark the donation of 65,000 trees made by the Apache Foundation Tree Grant Program to the agency.
The trees will be planted at TPWD properties across the state, including six wildlife management areas, four state parks and one Fisheries Division site. All trees are native and include many different species, including various oaks, the Longleaf Pine, Pecan, Texas Ebony, Bigtooth Maple, and other varieties indigenous to Texas. These trees will aid in restoration of habitat, provide forage and cover for wildlife and enhance trails or facilities on agency sites.
The Austin tree planting ceremony is part of several Earth Day events happening throughout the state. Various festivals, clean ups and tree plantings are scheduled in state parks across Texas during the month of April and May.
The Apache Foundation is the charitable arm of the Apache Corporation, a multinational independent oil and natural gas company headquartered in Houston. The tree grant program was developed by the Apache Foundation to offset carbon foot-printing, bring nature back to cities, restore native plant communities and provide habitat for wildlife.
The tree donations range from seedlings, which are young plants; to saplings, young trees; to the more developed 5-gallon tree. Listed below are the tree planting sites, which include wildlife management areas, state parks and fisheries:
TPWD PROPOSED PLANTING SITE	QUANTITY	TREE SPECIES	SIZE
Alazan Bayou WMA54,108	Longleaf Pine (Pinus palustris)	Seedlings
Chaparral WMA-Daughtrey WMAs100	Live Oak	5 gallon
Estero Llano Grande SP31	See Below	See Below
5	Anacahuita/Wild Olive (Cordia boissieri)	5 gallon
1	Rio Grande Ash (Fraxinus berlandieriana)	5 gallon
2	Sugar hackberry (Celtis laevigata)	5 gallon
1	Texas Ebony (Pithecellobium flexicaule)	5 gallon
7	Texas Persimmon (Diospyros texana)	5 gallon
10	Anacua (Ehretia anacua)	5 gallon
3	Montezuma Bald Cypress (Taxodium mucronatum)	5 gallon
2	Cedar Elm (Ulmus crassifolia)	5 gallon
Goliad SP39	See Below	See Below
5	Anacua (Ehretia anacua)	5 gallon
6	Cedar Elm (Ulmus crassifolia)	5 gallon
7	Anacahuita/Mexican Olive (Cordia boissieri)	5 gallon
3	Spiny Hackberry/Granjeno (Celtis pallida)	5 gallon
9	Texas Ebony (Pithecellobium flexicaule)	5 gallon
3	Texas Persimmon (Diospyros texana)	5 gallon
3	Texas Sugarberry/Sugar Hackberry (Celtis laevigata)	5 gallon
3	Western Soapberry (Sapindus drummondii)	5 gallon
Kerr WMA140	See Below	See Below
25	Lacey Oak (Quercus glaucoides)	5 gallon
25	Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)	5 gallon
20	Texas Oaks (Quercus texana)	5 gallon
25	Chinquapin Oak (Quercus muhlenbergii)	5 gallon
20	Pecan (Carya Illinoensis)	5 gallon
15	Redbud (Cercis canadensis)	5 gallon
10	Eve's Necklace (Sophora affinis)	5 gallon
Lake Corpus Christi State Park15	Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)	5 gallon
Lost Maples SP50	See Below	5 gallon
Bigtooth Maple (Acer granditatum)	5 gallon
Chinquapin Oak (Quercus muhlenbergii)	5 gallon
Texas Red Oak (Quercus buckleyi)	5 gallon
Lacey Oak (Quercus glaucoides)	5 gallon
Lower Neches WMA10,500	See Below	See Below
4,300	White (Quercus alba), Willow (Quercus phellos), Water Oak (Quercus nigra)	Bare Root Saplings
6,200	Live Oak (Quercus virginiana), Laurel Oak (Quercus laurifolia)	Bare Root Saplings
Old Tunnel WMA70	See Below	See Below
20	Chinquapin Oak (Quercus muhlenbergii)	5 gallon
20	Bur Oak (Quercus macrocarpa)	5 gallon
10	Redbud (Cercis canadensis)	5 gallon
15	Pecan (Carya Illinoensis)	5 gallon
5	Eve's Necklace (Sophora affinis)	5 gallon
Sea Center Texas465	See Below	See Below
60	Laurel Oak (Quercus laurifolia)	5 gallon
50	Live Oak (Quercus virginiana)	5 gallon
60	Nuttall Oak (Quercus nuttallii)	5 gallon
50	Chestnut Oak (Quercus muehlenbergii)	5 gallon
5	Shumard (red) Oak (Q. shumardii)	5 gallon
15	Willow Oak (Q. phellos)	5 gallon
25	Redbud (Cercis canadensis)	5 gallon
200	Loblolly Pine (Pinus taeda)	Saplings to 5 gallon
TOTAL65,518
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