The Nature Conservancy and Granite Environmental | Let the Tree Planting Begin

Granite Environmental, in conjunction with The Nature Conservancy, launched their “Plant a Billion Trees” campaign this week at the IECA's annual conference.

Online PR News – 25-February-2011 – – Sebastian, FL—Granite Environmental, in conjunction with The Nature Conservancy, launched their “Plant a Billion Trees” campaign this week at the International Erosion Control Association’s annual conference, Environmental Connection. After a successful launch, it’s now time to begin the tree planting!

Participants at Environmental Connection ’11 had the opportunity to donate a business card in lieu of one dollar, which would plant one tree in the Atlantic Forest. What kind of trees are going to be planted? The Nature Conservancy has chosen the Guapuruvu, Ice-Cream Bean, Golden Trumpet, and Capororoca trees. Why these trees?

The Guapuruvu Tree is an indigenous plant of the Atlantic Forest, found nowhere else on earth. It is one the native species with the fastest growth rate. The Ice-Cream Bean Tree is known for its high production of leafy biomass and ability to control weeds and erosion. The Golden Trumpet Tree is extremely popular because of its showy yellow flowers and is often used for ornamentation in gardens, parks, and public boulevards. Used for furniture, decking, and other outdoor uses, the wood has the same fire rating as concrete and is denser than water. Its increasing popularity has led to an abundance of illegal logging activity. Finally, the Capororoca Tree produces fruit that is a favorite feast for the animals.

Thank you to the following companies and individuals for planting a tree in your name:

Abasco | Charles F. Fahrmeir
ACF Environmental | David Kelley
Allmarc Site Contracting, LLC | Marcus Hobbs
American Infrastructure | Gary Tiller
Arrigo Gabbioni Italia | Rag. Gian Rustico
Boddingtons Inc. | Jason Lamers and Matthew Kocian
Bowman Construction Supply, Inc: Ken M. Kinnard, CSI
Brecon | Tony Jones and Ed Johnson
Carter Waters Construction Materials | Sara Drake, CPECS, EIT
Central Coir Research Institute | Dr. U.S. Sarma, M.Sc., Ph.D., Ex., I.N.R.A. Fellow (France)
City of Mount Dora | Paul G. Ritter
Colorado State University | Amanda L. Cox Ph.D., P.E.
DeAngelo Brothers Inc. | Anna Griggs, CCIS
Denver International Airport | Catherine A. Rafferty, P.E.
Drake Extrusion Inc. | Pete Rihbany
Dungeness Environmental | Chris Palczewski
Earth Saver | Kyle Rose, Chris Bailey, and Doug Bailey
Earth & Turf Reps, Inc. | Austin Childers
Edward Kraemer & Sons, Inc. | Grif Searles
Elastec American Marine | Duane Bennish
Electron Solar Energy | Hanoch Schmalbach
Ernst Seeds | Mark Fiely
Erosion Tech | Chad Skinner
Fertilec | Jacques Gosselin
First Grade Excavating | Richard Hancock
FryeFlow Systems | Mike Dorsey
GeoHay | Kellyn Hargett
GeoVireo, Inc. | Jag Santha
GLFast™ | Wes Callahan
Global Traders, Inc. | Alluddin Keen
Gemini Connections | Stevie Jones
Green Sitework | Collin Browning
Hayleys Ecofibres |Devinda Molligoda
HD Supply | Jeff Brouillette
Indian Valley Industries, Inc. | Wayne A. Rozen
Instrument Specialties Inc. | Shawn Kane
Land Improvement Contractors of America | John W. Peterson
Link Bridge | Anthony Park and Will K. Chow
Mat, Inc. | Jim Sandherr
MST | Joachim Meyer
Nicopress | Gary O’Neill
Orange County Government, Florida | Greg Ewanitz, CPESC, CESSWI
Platipus | Charles Agg and Frank Milchuck
Portadam, Inc. | Gerry Mann
R.L. Pritchard & Co., Inc | Thomas L. Paisley
Silt Saver, Inc. | Roger Singleton
Smart Ditch | Chase C. Harvey, K. Michael Desvernine, and Heidi Bulgrin
State of Alaska Transportation & Public Facilities | Joshua I. James
StormKlear | Matt Burns
Stormtec Filtration Inc. | Chris Jakul, T.T.
Straight Line Construction | Tony Travierso
Submar | Doug Buch
Suntree Technologies, Inc. | Tom Happel, Carol Happel, John Happel
SWN Southwest Energy | Justin Sommers
Syntex | Juan Pablo Zapata Correa and Carlos Eduardo Guzman S.
TeMa Technologies and Materials | Nicola Busatta
Trical | Eduardo Machado
Twin Oaks Silt Fencing, LLC | Tom Burst
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers | Anthony J. DePasquale, P.E.
Vellano Bros., Inc. | C.T. Eidam
Washington County Soil Conservation District | Elmer D. Weibley, CPESC
Western Excelsior Corporation | Zach Snyder, Luke Snyder, and Chad M. Lipscomb, PE, CPESC
Wheel Wright Marketing Communications | Kit Jones
Wholesale Erosion & Landscaping Products | Ramon Godinez
Willacoochee Industrial Fabrics, Inc. | Larry Booth