Since its launch, Apache’s Tree Grant Program has donated millions of trees to communities across the United States, helping to grow a greener world in places where we live and operate.
“What can you do, today, to make a difference? It’s simple—plant a tree,” said Connie Uddo, executive director of NOLA Tree Project.
Apache founder Raymond Plank launched the Apache Corporation Tree Grant Program in 2005. Since then, we have given the NOLA Tree Project—and more than 900 similar community efforts—4.8 million trees, sequestering nearly 168,000 tons of CO2 annually.
Plank believed that responsible development and conservation of our natural resources go hand in hand. He understood the numerous environmental and health benefits of trees.
A recent literature review for the Chicago Region Tree Initiative confirms his view: “Planting and maintaining trees, as part of urban planning and engineering solutions, can serve as a nature-based solution to many challenges communities face: managing stormwater, supporting mental and physical health for people, addressing pollution and providing wildlife habitat.”
The Apache Tree Grant Program similarly focuses on conservation, reforestation, protection of natural habitats, development and enhancement of community and public green spaces and beautifying neighborhoods, especially in underserved areas.
In the 2021-2022 planting season, we donated more than 55,000 trees to 66 nonprofit partners in Texas, Louisiana and New Mexico. Our U.S. charitable and government partners include cities, counties, wildlife refuges, schools, universities, youth associations, community organizations, and state parks and agencies
This work is essential to the strategic pillars of community partnership:
- Sustainable Communities
- Environmental Stewardship
- Access to Energy
To learn more about the Apache Tree Grant Program, click here.