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Break a Bat Plant a Tree

Columbia Gas and its “Break a Bat, Plant a Tree” partnership has resulted in 90 new trees being added to the Columbus and Toledo landscapes this year.

A tree has been planted for every broken bat by a Clippers and Mud Hens player at home this year. Columbia has worked closely with Friends of the Lower Olentangy Watershed (FLOW) in Columbus and City

“Bettering our environment is just one way we support our local communities,” said Columbia Gas of Ohio President Dan Creekmur. “Our partnership with the Columbus Clippers and Toledo Mud Hens is a fun, active way to visibly improve where we serve, work and live.”

Volunteers from Columbia Gas, FLOW, City of Toledo and the Toledo Mud Hens planted some of these trees at their respective locations of Centennial High School in Columbus and the Onyx Neighborhood in Toledo.

“We’re thrilled to continue our partnership with Columbia Gas to make a difference in Columbus,” said Ken Schnacke, Columbus Clippers President and General Manager. “We’ve seen this partnership grow each year, both on the field and in central Ohio neighborhoods.”

Since the program started in 2018, 140 trees have been planted across Ohio.

Columbia Gas reminds all those planning a digging project, whether it’s planting a tree or making a home improvement, to call 811 before you dig. When you call 811 at least two business days before you dig, your local utilities will mark their lines so you can dig safely. It’s free. It’s easy. It’s the law.

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