By CBS3 Staff

PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Phillie Phanatic made his first appearance with his original look on Wednesday. It’s his first outing since the team settled a copyright dispute.

The Phanatic was at the Philadelphia Navy Yard on Wednesday. He helped kick off a citywide volunteer tree planting event.

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More than 1,300 trees will be planted this weekend.

Almost 200 of them are tagged with the names of Phillies players who hit home runs this past season.

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A few years ago, the Phanatic seemed to sprout feathers and his colors changed slightly. His best friend, Tom Burgoyne, explained he has now emerged with his new, old look!

He’s a flightless bird,” Burgoyne said. “He grew some wings, thinking he could fly, but it didn’t work, so he’s losing those feathers. It’s very exciting.”

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Tom said The Phanatic has also lost a little bit of weight in the back but his belly will keep going round and round!