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Cleveland Launches Tree Replenishment Program

The city of Cleveland will hope to reap environmental and economic rewards by spending $1 million a year to regrow its tree canopy.
October 16, 2019, 1pm PDT | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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"Cleveland will commit up to $1 million each year over the next 10 years toward replenishing the city’s tree canopy," reports Robert Higgs.

Mayor Frank Jackson announced the new program today during the Sustainable Cleveland 2019 Summit.

In addition to the sustainability and environmental benefits of a healthy urban tree canopy, the mayor also cites a tree program's ability to stimulate the economy.

In addition to the new tree program, the city also recently approved a new law that "require tree preservation plans be prepared before development projects on one acre or more of land and any development project for four or more apartments, condominiums or townhomes on any sized lot," according to Higgs.

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