Originally posted on Sports Business Digest  |  Last updated 5/2/12

In Philadelphia, baseball bats are creating trees, not vice versa. The Phillies, ARAMARK and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society have teamed up for an environmental promotion that is aimed at increasing the tree canopy cover in the Greater Philadelphia region.  Under the "Home Runs for Trees" program, every time a Phillies player hits a home run this season, a tree will be planted.  A variety of locations have been earmarked for the trees including surrounding local parks and watershed areas.
“This new partnership is a big win for the region,” said Drew Becher, President, Pennsylvania Horticultural Society. “With every homer hit by the Phils, the landscape will get a little greener and our air and water a little cleaner. This tree-planting effort will have a major league impact on our environment.”
"Home Runs for Trees" is a small part of the Horticultural Society's larger "Plant One Million", a multi-state tree planting campaign that has already planted more than 150,000 new trees since 2004.
“We are proud to join our long-time partner ARAMARK and support PHS’ efforts to create a greener Greater Philadelphia region,” said David Montgomery, President, The Phillies. (via Press Release)
The tree plantings are being made possible through the sponsorship of ARAMARK.  For those looking for more information on the program, visit the Phillies website.      
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