SOURCE: CSX

CSX

April 30, 2010 14:46 ET

CSX Trees for Tracks, City Year and ACT Replace Trees Decimated by Beetles

WORCESTER, MA--(Marketwire - April 30, 2010) -

What: 
CSX Corporation (NYSE: CSX), in partnership with City Year, the Alliance for Community Trees (ACT) and Worcester Tree Initiative, returns to Worcester for the second time in just over a year to plant 101 spruce, arborvitae, dawn redwood, white oak, beech, sweetgum, flowering crab, flowering cherry and dogwood trees in an area once known for its tree-lined streets that have been severely thinned by the Asian longhorned beetle.

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 is a nonprofit AmeriCorps national service organization. ACT and its local affiliates in 41 states and Canada are dedicated to improving the health and livability of cities by planting and caring for trees. ACT member organizations have planted and cared for 14.9 million trees in cities with help from 4.3 million volunteers.

When: 
9:30 AM - 1:00 PM, Saturday, May 1, 2010

Where: 
Quinsigamond Community College
670 West Boylston Street
Worcester, Mass. 01606

Why:
"We try to choose places where our efforts will provide the most benefit or where the trees are most needed. We can't think of a better place than Worcester, where local organizations are doing a great job of restoring the trees so hardly hit. 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," says Tori Kaplan, CSX Director of Corporate Citizenship. All species of trees to be planted were specifically selected for their resistance to the Asian longhorned beetle.

How:
CSX Trees for Tracks is the railway's promise to plant one tree for each mile of track (21,000) in its system. About 75 volunteers from the organizations will participate.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Eric Hartsock
    443-858-4437