LAN Donates Trees to City of Richardson
By Jay Srinivasan
Civil engineering firm Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam, Inc. (LAN) is donating trees to the City of Richardson and is hosting a volunteer tree planting event at Cottonwood Park. The event, held in partnership with the City of Richardson and the Texas Trees Foundation, will be held from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. on Nov. 19.
During the event, volunteers from LAN’s Dallas office will plant 30-gallon trees at Cottonwood Park. Volunteers for the event will also include Richardson Council Member Mark Solomon, Collin County Commissioner Cheryl Williams, Mayor Pro Tem Janet DePuy, who represents Place 3 on the Richardson City Council, Collin McLochlin who serves as regional director to U.S. Senator John Cornyn, and Sheacy Thompson, Deputy Chief of Staff to State Senator Angela Paxton.
“We are deeply appreciative of LAN’s generous donation and the Texas Trees Foundation’s continued support of our Richardson Plants program,” said Richardson Mayor Paul Voelker. “Part of what makes Richardson so desirable as a home to residents, businesses and employees alike is the significant appeal of our tree-filled green spaces and outstanding recreational amenities, as exemplified by Cottonwood Park and the signature events held at this regional destination. Especially in light of the recent storms, we sincerely thank LAN for being part of our Environmental Partnership Initiative (EPI) and for supporting the community’s ongoing recovery to further enhance Richardson’s outstanding quality of life!”
“As a firm with deep roots in North Texas for several decades, we wanted to give back to communities in need,” said Wayne Swafford, LAN’s president. “Also, after last month’s tornado that destroyed trees across many city parks, we wanted to play our part in supporting the city’s recovery.”
“The damage from the June storm was devastating to Cottonwood Park,” said Matt Grubisich, Director of Operations and Urban Forestry for the Texas Trees Foundation. “By replanting these trees, we will be helping to restore the tree canopy ensuring a greener, cleaner, cooler Richardson for future generations.”