Each year, the Kirksey Architecture team and their families gather to plant trees in honor of the firm’s clients.The tradition embodies Kirksey’s commitment to a more sustainable future and gives employees a chance to say thank you at the end of a successful year. The tradition has grown with the firm and now occurs across all three offices in Houston, Austin, and Dallas.
This year marks the 36th year of Kirksey’s holiday tree planting tradition, and over 12,000 trees planted. In Austin, the team volunteered with TreeFolks, an urban forestry non-profit, to plant trees in Mabel Davis Park in Southeast Austin. The conditions were wet and cold, but the team bundled up and worked together to plant 300 trees.
The Houston office coordinated a tree planting with Trees for Houston at the site of a recent project with New Hope Housing, planting 350 trees. Trees for Houston is a non-profit committed to "planting, protecting, and promoting trees" that has been part of Kirksey's tree planting tradition in Houston for years. In Dallas, the North Texas office celebrated its first tree planting, working with the City of Dallas to help plant 50, 15-gallon trees in Timberglen Park. The planting was part of the City's Branching Out event.
The annual tree planting helps reinforce Kirksey’s mission to build a more sustainable future and contributes to the company’s carbon-neutral status. Each tree planted is a testament to the firm’s commitment to the planet and every community Kirksey serves.