Atmos Energy Corporation, Texas 811, and The Texas Trees Foundation join together to fuel greener and cleaner communities.

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San Angelo will be among the recipients of 811 trees across Texas when 47 trees are planted in Kirby Park and along the Concho River. A tree planting ceremony with city officials and representatives from Atmos Energy will be held at Kirby park at 10 am on January 20, 2016.

This iniative started on August 11th which is also known as 811 Day. Atmos Energy encourages customers to call 811 before they dig. By calling 811 in advance, property owners and contractors are connected to their state’s one-call center, which notifies all appropriate utilities about the excavation. Professional locators mark all underground utility lines at the digging site with flags or spray paint.

“We are thrilled to partner with the City of San Angelo, Texas 811 and the Texas Trees Foundation to create a long lasting, positive impact in the communities we serve,” John Paris, president of Mid-Tex division, Atmos Energy said. “Natural gas is a clean and efficient fuel source and planting trees ensures a cleaner and greener Texas.”

“This is a great way to show Texas the importance of calling 811 before digging, while providing trees for our communities,” Matt Grubisich with Texas Trees Foundation said.