Arborists Needed: Help Replant Native Trees Nov. 16th on the Texas Coast After Hurricane Harvey!
Help Replant Native Trees on the Texas Coast After Hurricane Harvey!
Arborists Needed in Aransas County on November 16th
On August 25, 2017, Hurricane Harvey made landfall on the Texas coast with sustained winds of 130mph. Leaving behind $125 billion in damage and 104 casualties in the US alone, Hurricane Harvey is tied with Hurricane Katrina as the costliest tropical cyclone on record. Not only was housing and infrastructure badly damaged, so too was the surrounding environment. RETREET will lead volunteers in planting up to 150 large, native trees for families at home sites on Saturday, November 16th. These 15-gallon trees will serve as powerful symbols of hope, reestablishing the environmental identity of Aransas County and providing shade for residents and habitat for birds and other wildlife. Rockport RETREET, the second event held by RETREET in the area, will be a major green infrastructure investment that will leave a legacy for generations to come. To read about last year’s event, Port Aransas RETREET, click HERE.
RETREET needs arborists to join volunteer groups to ensure the trees are being planting the right way. If you would like to volunteer for the event, or would like to read more, click HERE. There are two registration options:
1) RETREETer—join volunteers traveling to Aransas County from across the country in a series of weekend activities (November 15th-17th).
2) PLANTING VOLUNTEER—join only for the planting and afterparty (November 16th).
If you are unable to attend Rockport RETREET but would like to donate to RETREET’s future events along the Texas Coast or in North Texas in the wake of the recent tornadoes, you can do so on their website, www.retreet.org, or by clicking HERE.
Any questions or offers of further support can be emailed to RETREET’s executive director, Grady McGahan, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
February 1, 2023
Are your trees damaged by the ice storm?
July 28, 2022
Another benefit of Texas trees: Cooler temperatures
February 25, 2022
Time to Plant Trees in Texas
January 27, 2022
Treemergency: Mulch Volcanos are Erupting in Landscapes!
December 21, 2021
Cedar fever season in Texas
November 9, 2021
Texans celebrate 2021 Arbor Day in Weatherford, Texas – and beyond
June 24, 2021
41st Texas Tree Conference, Academy, Trade Show and Tree Schools
February 17, 2021
Texas Sized Winter Storms Can Damage Trees
April 8, 2020
ISA Online learning Sale
October 8, 2019
2019 Texas Tree Conference – Thanks!