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ATC, Bucks plant 20 trees in McGovern Park

McGovern Park in Milwaukee is now home to 20 new trees, thanks to a partnership between American Transmission Co. and the Milwaukee Bucks.

Volunteers from ATC and the Bucks planted the trees on Wednesday, May 24 as part of the Trees for Threes partnership. Through this initiative, ATC is donating 355 trees to Wisconsin communities. ATC committed to planting one new tree for each three-point shot the Bucks made at the BMO Harris Bradley Center this season.

Milwaukee Bucks president, Peter Feigin, was on site to address the crowd of volunteers and media, along with Milwaukee County Executive, Chris Abele and ATC’s Vice President of External Affairs, Tom Finco.

The 20 trees planted at McGovern Park were transplanted from land that ATC owns in southeast Wisconsin, which will be the site of a future substation for the Spring Valley North Lake Geneva Project.

ATC and the Bucks are identifying Wisconsin community partners and schools to participate in the tree plantings. The Trees for Threes initiative aligns with ATC’s Grow Smart® program, which helps property owners and communities identify low-growing, compatible vegetation that can be planted the smart way – a safe distance from transmission line rights-of-way.