The Woodlands Township Helps Keep the Woods in The Woodlands

By: Rachel Norton
| Published 02/25/2020

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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.

Harris County:
Seedlings/Bareroot -
Southern crabapple
Chinquapin Oak
Live oak
Nuttall Oak
Southern Red Oak
Pecan
3-5 Gallon Trees -
Live Oak
Green Ash
Slash Pine
Willow Oak
Shumard Oak
Loblolly Pine
Nuttall Oak
Chicksaw Plum
Burr Oak

Trees for Houston:
5 gallon -
Sothern Magnolia
Swamp Chest Oak
Bur oak
15 gallon -
Catalpa
30 gallon -
Mexican Sycamore
American Sycamore
65 gallon -
Virginia Pine

CenterPoint Energy:
5 gallon -
American Sycamore
Pecan
White Oak

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