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Golden Tree Award
Encouraging Involvement in Green Efforts

The Golden Tree Awards are announced on a quarterly basis and are given to businesses that demonstrate civic engagement and environmental leadership in one or more of the following categories:

  • Donation of products or funds for park and green space improvement projects within the city
  • Enhanced landscaping and proper plant care around their Missouri City business
  • Utilization of green technology in and around their Missouri City business, such as but not limited to green roofs, high-efficiency lighting and appliances, solid waste recycling, water-efficient restroom and irrigation devices, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) building certification, solar and wind power investments, and permeable paving
  • Volunteer participation in Missouri City Parks and Recreation programs, such as trash clean-ups, plantings, recycling, and other environmentally based programs and events

                              Nominate a business for the Golden Tree Award

2014 Golden Tree Recipient

  • CenterPoint Energy: CenterPoint Energy is the 2014 second quarter Golden Tree Award recipient. CenterPoint Energy received this award for providing several donations of trees for projects at First Colony Trail and Oyster Creek Trail, as well as providing in-kind support towards local forestry education seminars. The estimated value of their donations is $2,300.   

       
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  • Arms of Love Learning Academy: Arms of Love, located at 1613 Independence Blvd, is the recipient of the first quarter Golden Tree Award. This business has demonstrated outstanding environmental stewardship though enhanced landscaping around their Missouri City business.

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2013 Golden Tree Recipient
  • Oyster Creek Manor: Oyster Creek Manor, located at 3505 FM 1092, is the first local business to receive this award for tree preservation during the development of their business. Oyster Creek Manor has proven their dedication to protecting the environment by voluntarily employing the latest tree preservation techniques during the construction process. The result is a vibrant new business/residential community that still contains several healthy, mature oak and cypress trees, which have been part of the property for close to a century.     

2012 Golden Tree Recipients
  • Apache Corporation: Apache Corp is the first business to receive this honor three years in a row. They have continued their commitment to improve our environment by donating 1,245 trees to our community over the last 4 years. Their donations have resulted in successful reforestation projects in three of our city parks. Most of these trees were installed by volunteers, resulting in over 1,000 hours of volunteer service to Missouri. City. The estimated value of these donations is $31,125.
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  • TreeSearch Farms: TreeSearch Farms has demonstrated a commitment to improving our community environment by donating of plants and staff time for both the Community Roots program at Hunters Glen Park and the Edible Arbor Trail project. They have also sponsored a pear tree grove at the Edible Arbor Trail. The estimated value of these donations is $2,490.    
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2011 Golden Tree Recipients
  • TXU Energy: Over the last year, TXU Energy has demonstrated its commitment to environmental sustainability by supporting, volunteerism, tree planting and energy conservation in Missouri City. They donated 10 trees to our 5th St esplanades, sponsored and planted a tree grove at the Edible Arbor Trail, and have donated gloves, lip balm, and LED nightlights to our hard working city tree planting volunteers. In addition, 10 TXU staff came out and spent a collective 20 volunteer hours planting plum trees in our city. A total estimated value of $4,800.
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  • Apache Foundation: Apache Corp is the first business to receive this honor two years in a row. They have continued their commitment to improve our environment by donating 795 trees to our community over the last 3 years. This year they have also sponsored a mulberry tree grove at the Edible Arbor Trail. The estimated value of these donations is $19,875.
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  • Kroger: Kroger has demonstrated a commitment to improving our community environment through volunteerism and sponsorship of a tree grove at the Edible Arbor Trail. The Highway 6/ Murphy Rd Kroger team gave 6 volunteers and 12 collective hours of time to help plant a persimmon grove at the Edible Arbor Trail. Total value of their donation was $2,400.
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  • HEB: HEB Sienna is the first business to receive this award for promoting energy conservation in their own business facility and operations. The HEB Sienna store has demonstrated leadership in green building by achieving LEED certification. Their store contains a highly reflective roof to reduce A/C needs, was partially built with recycled materials, locally made materials, and certified wood, uses low water usage fixtures in bathrooms & kitchens, uses energy reducing devices in their heating and cooling systems, and promoted recycling during construction and in daily operations. HEB Sienna is one of only 2 LEED certified Grocery Stores in the entire Houston Area.   
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