Luminant planting 45,000 trees at mine

Luminant is in the process of planting 45,000 trees at the Three Oaks Mine in Lee and Bastrop counties.

It’s part of a system-wide effort to plant 1.2 million new trees in about three months.

Ashley Monts, Luminant spokesperson, said tree-planting machines, capable of planting up to 10,000 seedlings per day, are expected to finish the project this month.

In addition to planting loblolly pines for commercial timber production, about 32 different kinds of trees are planted in wildlife habitat areas including black walnut, pecan, hickory, mulberry, sugarberry and up to a dozen different species of oak.

“For almost 40 years, Luminant has set the standard in restoring mined lands. The continued success of our reforestation program is a testament to the hard work and continuous innovation of our employees,” said Sid Stroud, director of environmental mining.

“Since beginning reclamation and reforestation efforts nearly 40 years ago, Luminant has reclaimed more than 66,000 acres and planted nearly 29 million trees,” Stroud said.

For more information on the tree-planting project, visit www. or Luminant’s YouTube channel.

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