Employees of Schneider Electric help plant trees Dec. 11, 2012, on the Greenway at Brookside Park in La Vergne, Tenn. (Photo submitted)
Nearly a dozen employees of Schneider Electric in La Vergne visited the Greenway at Brookside Park on a mission of goodwill.
On Dec.11, they donated and planted 40 trees, including tulip poplars and Shumard oaks.
Jeff Marler, director of the Parks and Recreation Department for La Vergne, said his agency was very appreciative of the company's generosity.
“The city of La Vergne is grateful for the sense of community demonstrated by local businesses," Marler said. "Today, Schneider Electric brought 11 employees out, and we were able to plant 40 trees in less than two hours"
He said the trees will improve the area for multiple reasons.
"The trees enhance the park, increase property values, and help establish a riparian buffer zone along the creek bed," he said. "This zone will help prevent erosion along the banks of Hurricane Creek."
Future projects earmarked for Brookside include a mass planting of trees and shrubs on Feb. 9, 2013, by Schneider Electric.
Anyone wishing to participate in this project may contact Marler at 615-793-3224.