Baytown Complex

Baytown, Texas, United States

Certified through 2023

Project Name
Project Type
Invasive Chinese Tallow Tree Removal
Invasive Species

About the Program

The ExxonMobil Baytown Complex is located on approximately 3,400 acres adjacent to Scott Bay, which is about 25 miles east of Houston, Texas. Employees and their partners have been managing portions of the property as wildlife habitat since 2005. This team seeks to convert historically residential lots on-site into wildlife habitat by eradicating invasive species and planting natives that provide shelter and foraging habitat for wildlife. Currently, over five acres are under active management for the invasive species Chinese tallow. The project's conservation objective is to eliminate the presence of invasive Chinese tallow on the forested and landscaped lot, thereby facilitating efforts under the Baytown Greenbelt and Baytown Woodland Area projects to populate the lot with native vegetation.

Practices and Impacts
  • In 2019, the team initiated a project targeting the eradication of the invasive Chinese tallow tree within a five-acre area.
  • The team utilizes mowing, girdling and pulling to remove trees and prevent further reproduction.
  • Between August 2019 and October 2021, 576 species have been uprooted, 40 have been girdled and two were tagged for girdling.
  • Long-term goals include expanding removal efforts of Chinese tallow to other areas on-site and targeting additional invasive species.