As Texan cities continue to grow, urban wilderness areas are vital to local ecosystems. They create life-giving oxygen, help retain ground and rain water, and filter toxins from the community’s air – enough that two trees create enough oxygen for one person. Marcus Hiles is proud to support American Forests and create urban wildernesses to benefit communities throughout Texas. American Forests studies these urban forests and the negative impacts of declining natural preserves in metropolitan areas. They seek to educate the public and provide useful information like the fact that two trees can make enough oxygen for one human and annually absorb twenty pounds of air pollution. The parks that they populate provide shade and reduce heat retention. A car parked in the shade is fifty degrees cooler than one parked in the sun. It is important that natural spaces in urban areas be developed and maintained through human intervention and assistance.