Co-ops at Work
Lost Pines Find Friends
Volunteers plant seedlings to help wildfire recovery

Bluebonnet EC employees and friends plant 5,000 loblolly pine seedlings to replace trees lost in the 2011 Bastrop County wildfire.
IMAGE: Sarah Beal, Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative

More than two years after a wildfire burned 34,000 acres of the famed Lost Pines forest in Central Texas, Bluebonnet Electric Cooperative employees lent a hand and some shovels to the recovery. About 80 co-op employees and their families planted more than 5,000 loblolly pine seedlings on 15 acres at the co-op’s Bastrop headquarters in January, replacing trees lost in the Bastrop County Complex fire, which started over Labor Day weekend in 2011. The seedlings were provided by TreeFolks, an Austin-based urban forestry charity.

TAGS: Co-ops at Work, Concern for Community

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