March 20, 2012 – Today signals the beginning of spring, and it’s a wet one in Houston. This morning’s showers cannot help but benefit the 34 freshly planted trees that are flourishing at the University of Houston Law Center. Five weeks ago more that 120 people rolled up their sleeves to help replace trees around the law school that did not survive 2011’s drought. The UH Law Alumni Association worked with non-profit, volunteer organization Trees for Houston to make the event possible.
“The Law Alumni Association planned this event to improve Houston’s green canopy and to begin replacing the impacts of this devastating drought,” said Hope Young, director of Alumni Relations at the Law Center. “We are thrilled to watch these trees mature and grow.”
Of the 34 trees planted around the Law Center, various native species were chosen including red bud, red maple, cedar elm, red oak and water oak. In the years to come, Trees for Houston will make sure the trees are watered and cared for.