More Trees, More Smiles: Marcus Hiles Growing Canopy Cover Around Texas

More Trees, More Smiles: Marcus Hiles Growing Canopy Cover Around Texas

Marcus Hiles’ environmental initiatives extend well beyond the doors of the communities he builds. Western Rim Property Services follows an ambitious tree-planting initiative to increase the volume of a subdivision’s tree canopy to above pre-development levels. “Each of the 3,000 trees we planted last year sequesters over 45 pounds of carbon dioxide and pollutants while releasing oxygen,” Hiles notes. The company also works to protect existing arboreal features such as the grove of 100-year-old oak trees thriving in a designed park adjacent to a Western Rim site. According to Marcus Hiles, environmental responsibility is a win for both community members and the planet. “Our bold goal is to lessen carbon emissions by more than 500,000 metric tons over the next decade,” he says. “In the process, we’ll deliver energy savings to our residents and create sustainable, livable communities.”

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