Left: Staff from Abqaiq Community Services install the tree house plaque at the new Tree House Park area. The tree is the oldest in the Friendly City, having been there for about 80 years. Right: With a new plaque recounting its history and a new tree house from which it takes its name, Tree House Park pays tribute to Abqaiq’s commitment to community and the environment.
Abqaiq — Abqaiq, Aramco’s first community, was founded in the 1940s. Since then, many things have changed, but at least one thing that remains is a tree that was planted when the community was founded. The tree, the oldest in the community at about 80 years old, recently received some attention at the hands of Aramco staff.
To acknowledge the long history and the environment of the camp, a tree house was built around the tree. This tree house will act as a symbol to show that the community and the environment are as one, with the park in the surrounding area being renamed to “Tree House Park.”
A beautiful plaque has been installed next to the tree house that visitors can read on their passing.
— The Arabian Sun: September 9, 2020 | Vol. LXXV, No. 35