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CSX, City Year and Worcester Tree Initiative volunteers to plant 100 trees in Dodge Park

Friday, May 04, 2012

CSX, City Year and Worcester Tree Initiative volunteers to plant 100 trees in Dodge Park16:40 EDT Friday, May 04, 2012 (Business Wire) -- CSX Corporation:     What: For the fourth year in a row, volunteers from CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX), City Year, the Worcester Tree Initiative and Alliance for Community Trees will come together in a continuing effort to reforest urban Worcester, Massachusetts. A total of 100 trees will be planted this Saturday in Dodge Park, where thousands of mature trees have been decimated by the Asian Longhorned Beetle. For more information on these events, go to http://www.beyondourrails.org/map.   Who: CSX Corporation, based in Jacksonville, Fla., is one of the nation's leading transportation companies, connecting customers to ports, distribution centers and markets across the eastern United States. Through grass-roots volunteerism and focused corporate giving, CSX is committed to supporting the communities where it operates. City Year's mission is to build democracy through citizen service, civic leadership and social entrepreneurship. It is through service that we can demonstrate the power and idealism of young people, engage citizens to benefit the common good, and develop young leaders of the next generation. City Year is a nonprofit AmeriCorps national service organization. The Worcester Tree Initiative plants, maintains, and protects urban trees in Worcester and surrounding towns affected by the Asian Longhorned Beetle.   When: Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Welcome from Congressman McGovern and ceremonial tree planting from 9:00 am – 9:30 am   Where: Dodge Park Randolph Road Worcester, MA 01604   Why: This and other tree plantings are part of a much larger plan that brings together the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the state's Department of Conservation and Recreation, the City of Worcester, Worcester Tree Initiative and other stakeholders to help the region recover from the Asian Longhorned Beetle infestation. Trees at risk include Maples, Elms, Birches, Willows, Poplars and other species that have defined the Massachusetts landscape. This and other plantings have included Fir, Beech, Dogwood, Gingko, Spruce, Larch, Locust and other species that are resistant to and do not provide a host for the beetle.   How: “Trees for Tracks” is CSX's commitment to plant 21,000 trees, one for every mile of track, over the next five years, in the areas most in need of green. CSX is listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability Index for its achievements in environmental performance, including reaching ahead of schedule the company's voluntary goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by eight percent and its tree planting initiative.   CSX CorporationEric Hartsock, 443-858-4437ehartsock@exit10.com