BNSF Helps Fund Tree Planting Project in Fort Worth

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Forty trees were planted near Gateway Park and the West Fork of the Trinity River on March 8, as part of a joint project by the Texas Trees Foundation, the Arbor Day Foundation’s Alliance for Community Trees program, and East Fort Worth, Inc.’s Eastside Blossoms program. Fort Worth company BNSF Railway helped fund the project and also provided 70 volunteers to help with planting trees like redbuds and Mexican plum trees.

The event was part of a larger goal by the Texas Trees Foundation and East Side Blossoms to plant thousands of blossoming trees within city limits. The project was inspired by Charles Tandy’s plan to plant 2,000 cherry trees as a tribute to his late wife. After Tandy’s death, the plan was left unfulfilled, and the organizations took up his vision to beautify Fort Worth and encourage economic development.