Chevron Preservation Maintenance Facility Receives Tree-mendous Tree Award
Friday May 25, 2018 12:00 pm - Posted By Terrebonne Parish Tree Board
The Terrebonne Parish Tree Board presented their 2nd quarter Tree-mendous Tree Award at the council meeting on May 23, 2018, to Representative Leah Brown for the Chevron Preservation Maintenance Facility in Gray. Tree Board Chair Trudy V. Hebert, Vice Chair Sandy Ostheimer, and Secretary Myers McAllister presented the certificate.
Chevron constructed its Preservation Maintenance Facility in Gray, Louisiana in mid-2012. Chevron Business & Real Estate Service Project Manager Brian Blazer oversaw completion of the building and landscaping. The plantings followed immediately to complete construction. Rotolo Consultant, Inc. (RCI) continues to maintain the landscaping.
“Around the globe, we believe in being a good steward for the environment. As part of that effort, our Business & Real Estate Service teams work diligently to protect the natural landscape around our facilities while celebrating local flora. We enjoy working in such a beautiful part of south Louisiana, and we look forward to continuing to preserve it for future generations. We thank you for this award. Chevron is honored to receive the Tree-mendous Tree Award in recognition of the landscaping at our Preservation Maintenance Facility in Gray, Louisiana,” said Chevron Business & Real Estate Service Southeast Area Manager Jessie Stephney.
Chevron considers it a priority to use indigenous plants to preserve the natural landscape and create a space that celebrates the diversity of Louisiana plants and flowers. Many native species used especially around the perimeter of the property thrive well. The majority of the trees are live oak and native bald cypress. The iris are largely copper iris. Employees also enjoy the abundant cattails that have made their home near the water elements, as well as the few spider lilies that have appeared lately near the pond edges.
The Tree board wishes to Congratulate Chevron. Terrebonne Parish Tree Board member who nominated the Chevron Facility said that the sheer amount of trees added to the landscape attracted their attention to the property.
The Tree-mendous Tree Award was developed to honor companies, organizations, governments, and merchants who have specifically included trees in their company landscapes either to preserve older trees and/or plants new trees for future generations to enjoy.