Apache Corp.’s Tulsa Office Hosts Up With Trees Planting

BEAUTIFYING TULSA: Members of the Apache Corporation team participated in an Up With Trees planting in Tulsa near the B.A. Expressway and Cincinnati Avenue ramp on March 22. From left are Maria Felzke, Kimber Wilkins, Gary Smith and Lisa Hoag.

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Volunteers from Apache Corporation’s Tulsa office and representatives from Up With Trees gathered at the entrance ramp at South Cincinnati Avenue and the Broken Arrow Expressway March 22 to plant about 100 pine trees donated by Apache’s Tree Grant Program.

The tree planting was the first hosted by Apache’s Tulsa office, where its central region operations are based. Apache has had operations in Oklahoma since being founded in 1954 and currently has approximately 416 employees in Tulsa and throughout the state.

“Since 2008, Up with Trees has received 71,500 trees from Apache that we have distributed to faith-based groups, nonprofit organizations and individuals throughout the greater Tulsa area,” says Operations Director Steve Grantham. “It is a truly great partnership, and we hope to continue the program and our relationship with Apache.”

This year, Apache donated a total of 9,000 trees to Up With Trees, a non profit organization based in Tulsa and dedicated to beautifying the city by planting trees and creating urban forestry awareness through education.

“A greener, cleaner Tulsa has been made possible by Apache’s donation,” says Up With Trees Executive Director Gail Ederer. “Up With Trees has been privileged to distribute and help plant these valuable gifts.”

Since 2005, Apache has awarded nearly 3.7 million trees to nonprofit organizations in 16 U.S. states to help improve wildlife habitats, restore storm damage, and enhance cities and neighborhoods in areas where the company operates. The trees go to nonprofit organizations including cities, counties, schools, parks, universities, youth associations, wildlife refuges and community groups. For more information, please visit www.apachecorp.com/trees.

Apache Corporation is an oil and gas exploration and production company with operations in the United States, Canada, Egypt, the United Kingdom and Australia.

Updated 05-08-2014

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