Packers 'First Down for Trees' plants 444 trees in local communities

BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Green Bay Packers, Essity, and Green Bay Packaging Inc. marked another successful year of the 'First Downs for Trees' program by planting trees at a park in Ashwaubenon.

The program's corporate partners once again provided funds which resulted in the planting of 477 trees in 17 Brown County communities.

The program donates trees to participating Brown County communities based on the number of first downs scored by the Packers in the previous season.

Receiving trees this year were Allouez, Ashwaubenon, Bellevue, Brown County, De Pere, Green Bay, Holland, Howard, Lawrence, Ledgeview, Morrison, Oneida Tribe, Pulaski, Scott, Suamico, Town of Wrightstown and Village of Wrightstown.

Since 2011, 4,707 trees have been planted through the program.

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