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Quinsigamond Community College, CSX Trees For Tracks, City Year and ACT to Replace Trees Decimated By Beetles

Contact: Meredith Galena
Office of Institutional Communications
508.854.7498
mgalena [at] qcc.mass.edu

Release Date: 
4/30/2010

LOCATION:  QCC, Main Worcester Campus, 670 West Boylston St.

DATE:  Saturday, May 1

TIME:   10:30 a.m. tree planting begins

Please note, this event is not open to the public;  media is invited to attend.
CSX Corporation, in partnership with Quinsigamond Community College, 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.

As part of their commitment to Moving Tomorrow Responsibly, CSX is undertaking a monumental initiative – the planting of one tree for every mile of the 21,000 miles of track across our vast network. Tree planting will begin at approximately 10:30 a.m. on the campus of QCC.

Quinsigamond Community College is the most affordable higher education in Worcester County. As a regional leader in education and workforce development, QCC serves the diverse educational needs of Central Massachusetts by providing affordable, accessible, and high quality programming leading to transfer, career, and lifelong learning.