CLEBURNE (CBSDFW.COM) – Mid-May marks one year since the town of Cleburne was pummeled by tornadoes, destroying over 1,500 homes, business and landscapes.
Along with the storm’s damage came the uprooting of many trees in the area, causing a loss of shade, energy efficiency and drop in property values, according to the Texas Trees Foundation.
In an effort to help the rebuilding town, 300 trees were given away Saturday at the H.E.B parking lot on W Henderson Street to affected residents.
The project was sponsored by H.E.B., Texas Tree Foundation, Re Treet America, Texas A&M Forest Service, the City of Cleburne and Cross Timbers Urban Forestry.
“The environmental impact of a storm like this is often not recognized for some time, but it cannot be overlooked,” said Matt Grubisich, operations director for Texas Trees Foundation. “These 300 trees are a great way to start rebuilding the tree cover in this neighborhood leaving a lasting legacy for years to come.”
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