Duke and Toyota plant trees at Clifty Park

Duke Energy and Toyota volunteers planted 50 trees in Clifty Park Friday morning in Columbus. Photo courtesy of Duke Energy.
Duke Energy and Toyota volunteers planted 50 trees in Clifty Park Friday morning in Columbus. Photo courtesy of Duke Energy.

Duke Energy workers and volunteers from Toyota planted 50 trees in Clifty Park in Columbus Friday morning.

According to Duke representatives, the effort was part of the company’s Indiana Care4Environment projects. The group removed diseased ash trees from the park and added tulip poplars, bald cypress, yellow buckeyes and northern pecans.

Chip Orben, Duke’s Columbus community relations manager, said the company wanted to add something to the city that would have a lasting impact.┬áDuke Energy Indiana President Melody Birmingham-Byrd was on hand to lead the group tree planting.