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Hands On Nashville Plants New Trees In East Nashville

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. - One of Nashville's most profitable, natural resources was celebrated Sunday.

Volunteers with Hands on Nashville and the Bank of America were out in East Nashville planting nearly 50 new trees. Organizers said more trees benefit the city and help the local economy with energy savings, health benefits and property value increases.

Hands on Nashville officials also enlisted the assistance of the U.S. Forrest service to help pin point areas of the city that are in need of more plant life.

Dave Briggs, Senior Vice President of Bank of America said it was all part of giving back to the community.

"(It's) to ensure we have a constant effort of reinvesting in our greenways and to make sure we have trees planted on a consistent basis- to replant and re-harvest those throughout our communities," said Briggs.

It was estimated every single tree in Nashville has a $90 impact on the local economy. Organizers said it could cost millions of dollars to replace any trees lost.

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