Marcus D Hiles has considerable influence as the Chairman and CEO of Texas based Western Rim Properties, Mansions Custom Homes, Newport Classic Homes. He has realised that the plight of the environment and the world’s trend towards 4 degrees of global warming is going to create major problems for humanity. As a property developer Marcus has seen the benefits that the planting of trees can have both at a local level and at a global scale.
In a private capacity, Marcus’s businesses have created hundreds of acres of parklands and green open spaces in the suburbs of Houston, Austin and San Antonio. There are the obvious aesthetic advantages of planting trees but also other benefits which help his business, community and broader society
Marcus D Hiles’s Environmental causes has donated rehabilitated and tree dense parks, lakes, streams and green spaces. The total value of this giving is estimated to be 4 million dollars.
Hiles companies plant trees at a greater rate than any government development regulation requirement. Trees and vegetation have the effect when directly shading buildings of reducing the energy required for air conditioning and heating buildings. Hiles explains “Trees improve air quality, lower greenhouse emissions and air pollution. They also store and sequester carbon dioxide”
Trees also have the effect of managing storm water run-off. Vegetation improves water quality by absorbing and filtering rainwater. Trees are home to many species of wildlife and help improve quality of life for all animals including people.
Hiles companies sequesters 151344 pounds of carbon dioxide per year through annual tree planting. This is quite impressive when you realise that this creates enough oxygen for over 6200 people to live on.