Western Rim Property Services develops communities designed to act in harmony with their environment and to reflect the natural splendor of their surroundings. “My goal for every building project is to increase the tree canopy over its pre-developed state,” says CEO Marcus Hiles of Dallas. In the past year, over 3,000 trees have been planted, each of which sequesters approximately 48 pounds of carbon dioxide annually. “Not only do trees beautify our communities, but they help to reduce the earth’s temperature and absorb pollutants while releasing oxygen,” Hiles points out. If placed near buildings, trees can also reduce the need for air conditioning and heating by 30 percent or more.