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Packers distribute First Down trees

Richard Ryman
USA TODAY NETWORK-Wisconsin

GREEN BAY – The Green Bay Packers will donate 490 trees to 19 communities through its First Downs for Trees program.

Young pine tree

Fourteen communities and Brown County will pick up trees Wednesday at Meacham Nursery in Pittsfield. Three nurseries — Meacham, Leaves Inspired of Chilton and Silver Creek — provided the trees to be distributed. Sponsors include SCA and Green Bay Packaging Inc. The state Department of Natural Resources and Wisconsin Public Service Corp. help administer the program.

A variety of trees, such as elm, linden, lilac, oak, honey locust and flowering crab trees, will be available and are to be planted in the communities.

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