We learned about the Texas Trees Foundation’s Cool Schools Program back in early 2018. This organization is dedicated to enhancing outdoor learning spaces for schools. We were eager to donate TreeDiaper® technology to the cause!
Dr. Yang visited Dan Rogers Elementary School to take some photos in April 2019. Three years later, we were glad to receive some more photos from a friend. These images are summarized below.
The six trees shown were planted at the same time. Three trees were planted with TreeDiaper® and three were planted with a competitor’s product. Trees #1 and #2 were installed with the competitor, trees #3 and #4 were installed with TreeDiaper®, and trees #5 and #6 received both products.
We observed that the trees with only TreeDiaper® were in the best shape after three years. The trees with only TreeDiaper® were found to be the most successful, while those with a combination of TreeDiaper® and the competitor were less successful because the rainwater harvesting feature was compromised.
Lawrence Shaia, Property Developer, Charter Realty, L.C., Richmond, Virginia