Big Y Foods of Springfield has joined in the effort to plant new trees in the city, and is assisting in Regreen Springfield’s latest initiative to regreen tornado impacted neighborhoods.
Big Y Chairman Donald D’Amour recently participated in a tree planting event in Springfield’s East Forest Park neighborhood, planting a Pin Oak tree on a property that was devastated by the June 2011 Tornado. Mr. D’Amour was joined by Jeff Hamel, Store Manger of the Cooley Street Big Y store. This tree is one of 700 mature trees that will be planted across the tornado zone by Regreen Springfield and the City of Springfield by the end of August. Big Y is providing support
for this ambitious initative, and will be sponsoring a series of events aimed at increasing people’s awareness of this planting program and providing information on the importance of trees as a mechanism to cool temperatures, reduce energy use and provide shade to homes and businesses.
As part of this commitment to replanting the city, the Big Y store located at 300 Cooley Street held a registraiton event for residents on July 30th and August 1st.