The Macon Bacon and Irving Tissue are working together to make our community greener! On Friday, June 10, they planted 20 trees, with help from our Parks and Beautification Department, at West Macon Park (5018 West Macon Park Drive).

It's all part of an environmental campaign between both agencies to beautify parks by planting trees. For every broken bat during a Macon Bacon game, Irving will plant two new trees in our community, estimating nearly 50 trees each year.

"We're thrilled to partner with Irving Tissue on such an important environmental issue," said team president Brandon Raphael. "A sports team and local companies can play a visible role in the community, and this is one way Irving Tissue, and the Bacon can make an impact."

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"The Macon Bacon and Irving Tissue are integral parts of the Middle Georgia community, and we both want to make a difference," said Tyson Firlotte, Vice President of Human Resources at Irving Tissue. "Tree planting has been a vital part of our company's history for 140 years. In fact, in 2018 our Woodlands division reached 1 billion trees planted. We're looking forward to helping make the surrounding parks even more vibrant through this positive environmental program."

Macon Bacon and Irving Tissue launched this campaign during the 2021 season. The two organizations will continue the tree planting program later in the season with trees at another park in late July as the 2022 Coastal Plain League season winds down.

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