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Packers 'First Downs for Trees' plants 437 trees in local communities

Photo of 2018 event. Credit: Green Bay Packers

BROWN COUNTY, Wis. (CBS 58) -- The Green Bay Packers marked another successful year of the 'First Downs for Trees' program Monday by planting a tree at Titletown.

Essity and Green Bay Packaging, Inc., the program’s corporate partners, provided funds to result in the planting of 437 trees in 16 Brown County communities.

One of the Packers’ Green Team initiatives, the program donates trees to participating Brown County communities based on the number of first downs scored by the Packers in the previous season.

Two nurseries, Meacham Nursery and Leaves Inspired, provided the trees this year.

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

Since 2011, 5,144 trees have been planted through the program.

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