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URBAN TREE PLANTING PROJECT IN UTICA

An urban tree planting project in the City of Utica took place on Tuesday,
November 16th. Planning for this project was done over the past few months, to
determine the Utica homeowners and locations for the 15 trees, delivered and
planted for free. Funding for this project was made possible through money
raised during a Rotary Club of Utica golf outing (Tees for Trees) held in August.
This Urban Tree Planting project is a cooperative program with The Rotary Club of
Utica, Mohawk Valley Community Action Agency, The Adirondack Mountain Club,
The Unitarian Universalist Church’s ‘Climate Action team’ and the City of Utica
Parks Department. The goal is for the trees to thrive over many years and serve to
enhance the value of these properties through pride of ownership, improving the
air quality within the community by reducing carbon emissions, provide a canopy
of shade to lower the heat index during summer months, and as recent studies
have found, trees planted in urban areas have served to reduce the level of crime.
Varieties of trees available this year included White Birch, Maple Blaze, Pear
varieties, Northern Red Oak, Japanese Lilac, American Linden and more.

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