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Parkersburg to get trees

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PARKERSBURG (KWWL) -- NASCAR's Green Initiative is headed to Parkersburg Friday to plant trees.

The Green Initiative is a program where the auto racing body donates trees to be planted in communities.  The goal is to counteract the carbon emissions made in racing by using trees to scrub the air.

The number of trees donated is based on the number of green flags in a race and this year the U.S. Cellular 250 displayed 7 green flags, so NASCAR is donating 70 trees.

Nearly all of those are headed to Parkersburg today, to replace the trees lost to the EF5 tornado of 2008.

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