Volunteers planting 58 trees at ASH Centre for Arbor Day

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The World Baseball Academy is teaming up with Hoosier ReLeaf and Mayor Tom Henry to celebrate Arbor Day. 

The national holiday was Friday, but Fort Wayne is celebrating Saturday with a special tree-planting project at the ASH Centre.

Mayor Tom Henry will get things started as he thanks volunteers for their efforts.

Volunteers will then plant 58 trees at the athletic facility and learn about the value of trees and how to correctly plant them from Hoosier ReLeaf

The not-for-profit organization’s mission is “to improve Indiana’s environment through tree-planting projects and environmental education programs.”

Caleb Kimmel, World Baseball Academy CEO, said the project is great way to beautify the area around their new baseball fields. 

“We love our new artificial surface infields,” Kimmel said. “But we also want to preserve the natural green of our property, as we agreed to do in our construction permits from the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.”

Volunteers will work to plant the trees from 8 a.m. to Noon Saturday. People are asked to bring a rake or shovel to help. 

Kids are also welcome to come and help out and learn more about trees.

Volunteers will get a free T-shirt, drinks and snacks, and a hotdog while they last. 

They can also watch some baseball games after the planting is complete. 

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