Company donates 12,000 Texas Star bur oaks to its customers

Thursday, November 8, 2012

Oncor, a Texas-based electricity provider, is sponsoring the donation of 12,000 Texas Star bur oaks to its customers through the Arbor Day Foundation’s Energy-Saving Trees program. Soon the unique Texas Star bur oak trees, a product of the Texas A&M Forest Service Urban Tree Improvement Program, will be dotting the state’s landscape in an effort to conserve energy, reduce carbon dioxide emissions and improve storm water management.

Texas Star bur oaks are acorn-bearing trees tailored to Texas, selected from genetic families proven to perform well in the state’s tough climate. They can reach heights of more than 80 feet and have heavy branches that form an open, spreading crown of dark green foliage.