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“Swing for the Trees” Ceremony Scheduled for Wednesday, March 27

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | 05:58am

NASHVILLE --- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will be teaming with the Nashville Sounds and Nashville Metro Parks in a tree planting ceremony on Wednesday, March 27 at 10 a.m. in Edwin Warner Park.

The TWRA participated in the “Swing for the Trees” program beginning last season. During the Sounds home games, where at least one broken bat, resulted in the opportunity for obtaining trees to be planted. More than 100 bats were broken by the Sounds in 2012.

Native trees including sugar maple, sycamore, northern red oak and red buds will be planted along Vaughn Road between the Edwin Warner Park Headquarters and the Little Harpeth River.  These tree plantings will replace some of the many trees used to make baseball bats and help to restore the riparian or stream bank habitats along our Tennessee streams.
Members of the Sounds organization, including Ozzie (Sounds mascot), will be present along with representatives from Metro Parks and TWRA.



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