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Cleveland plans to spend $1 million a year to maintain and plant new trees

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Posted at 5:21 PM, Oct 16, 2019

CLEVELAND — Cleveland will spend $10 million over the next decade to plant new trees throughout the city, according to city officials.

“Trees, in all their majesty, are vital to a healthy environment and a balanced nature,” said Cleveland City Council President Kevin Kelley. “With trees we have cleaner air, reduced flooding and improved physical and mental health.”

During the past two years, officials said that the city has spent millions to remove dead and dying trees to enhance Cleveland's green spaces at parks and public areas.

Officials said the annual $1 million will enable the city to systematically add to "its natural green canopy."