First Downs for Trees

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GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – For the fifth year in a row, the Green Bay Packers are using their moves on the field to add a some extra greenery to our local communities.

For every first down earned by the Packers last season a tree was donated. On Tuesday, those trees are being picked up by local communities to be planted up in our area.  It’s all thanks to the team and sponsors like Wisconsin Public Service.

Greg Kirchmayer, a forester with WPS says the Packers actually started the program five years ago in hopes of reducing their carbon footprint.

“It’s really awesome. It’s great for all the communities,” Kirchmayer says. It’s a diversity of trees too. So they’re not just planting all of the same trees.  We’re going to have a really interesting diverse forest as we keep planting more trees. We’ve put in over 3,000 trees since the program first started. So, we’re making progress.”

That provides stormwater runoff reduction, CO2 reduction, energy savings, and air quality improvement.

Now all of these trees are on their way to their new homes in area communities.  

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