By Nick Kotsopoulos
Worcester, MA (May 1, 2010)- CSX Corp., through its “Trees for Tracks” program, is donating 101 spruce, arborvitae, dawn redwood, white oak, beech, sweetgum, flowering crab, flowering cherry and dogwood trees for planting in those parts of Worcester that have been hit hard by the Asian longhorned beetle infestation.
CSX, in conjunction with City Year, the Alliance for Community Trees and the Worcester Tree Initiative, will hold a “Service Day” in Worcester from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. today at Quinsigamond Community College. It is the second time in just over a year that CSX has brought its “Trees for Tracks” program to Worcester; about 75 volunteers are expected to participate.
“We try to choose places where our efforts will provide the most benefit or where the trees are most needed,” said Tori Kaplan, CSX director of corporate citizenship. “We can’t think of a better place than Worcester, where local organizations are doing a great job of restoring the trees that were lost (because of the beetles). “CSX has a long and proud history of engagement with the Worcester community. Last April, we were able to help the community kick off its tree-planting program, and we are looking forward to coming back.“
All species of trees to be planted were specifically selected for their resistance to the Asian longhorned beetle.
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