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Ford Donates $25K To Marshall For Tree Planting Initiative

Since it was announced some time ago, the future Ford BlueOval Battery Park Michigan site in Marshall – where the automaker will build lithium-iron phosphate batteries for EVs – has faced its fair share of challenges from concerned residents, not to mention an enduring legal battle. Regardless, construction at the site remains ongoing, though it has been downsized by around 30 percent as a result of declining demand in EVs. Now, Ford has donated $25,000 to the city of Marshall for a tree-planting initiative, according to the Battle Creek Enquirer.

Some time after announcing that it would also be funding a stream mitigation and restoration site near the future BlueOval City campus in Tennessee, Ford’s latest donation will help the city of Marshall plant a number of new trees around town. City officials said that the donation will help it “reach its long-held goal of replacing and adding new street and park trees, which help provide shade, natural beauty, clean air, and higher property values, in our neighborhoods and downtown.” Additionally, the donation – which coincides with both Earth Day and Arbor Day – helps Marshall obtain Tree City USA recognition, which encourages cities to maintain and grow tree cover.

“At Ford, we are committed to being a great neighbor and employer and this donation is just one example of our mission to give back to the Marshall community,” said Gabby Bruno, Ford’s community relations director. “Planting trees in Marshall is a long-lasting investment in the community that will benefit area residents long into the future.”

“This investment from Ford will provide new trees for Marshall, benefiting the city and those visiting our charming community for generations to come,” Marshall Mayor Jim Schwartz said in a statement. “We are excited to make this long-term investment in the city and take the next steps toward earning Tree City USA recognition.”

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Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Arthur Kraft

    Yeah, and the environmental assholes will plant them under power lines, not to mention all the debris it will generate and clean-up it will cost taxpayers. If these people like trees so much, go live in a forest or a jungle and leave the rest of us in civilization alone.


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