Atmos Energy to plant 47 trees in Bowman Park

Feb. 5 event is part of company's program to plant 811 trees statewide

Atmos Energy Corporation, Texas 811, and The Texas Trees Foundation are joining forces to fuel greener and cleaner communities. Round Rock will be one of the first recipients of 811 trees across Texas, with 47 trees to be planted at 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 5, at Bowman Park, 950 E. Bowman Road.

The entire community is invited to attend. 

Planting 811 trees is a way to remind folks to call 811 before they dig. By calling 811 in advance, property owners and contractors are connected to their state’s one-call center, which notifies all appropriate utilities about the excavation. Professional locators mark all underground utility lines at the digging site with flags or spray paint.

“We are thrilled to partner with Texas 811 and the Texas Trees Foundation to create a long lasting positive impact across the communities we serve,” said John Paris, president of Mid-Tex division, Atmos Energy. “Natural gas is a clean and efficient fuel source and planting trees ensures a cleaner and greener Texas.”

“We estimate over 5,000 individuals will directly benefit from this partnership,” said Matt Grubisich, with Texas Trees Foundation. “This is a great way to show Texas the importance of calling 811 before digging while providing trees for our communities.”

The Fueling Greener and Cleaner Community’s effort will plant the trees across Texas starting in August and finishes up in April 2016, which is National Safe Digging Month.

Atmos Energy Corporation, headquartered in Dallas, is one of the country’s largest natural-gas-only distributors, serving more than 3 million natural gas distribution customers in about 1,400 communities in eight states from the Blue Ridge Mountains in the East to the Rocky Mountains in the West.

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