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City to Plant 20K Trees Over Weekend

Friday, April 27, 2012

New York City Parks Commissioner Adrian Benepe spent Arbor Day planting two trees in Cypress Hills, Brooklyn, as part of a citywide initiative to plant trees in all five boroughs. The parks department will plant 20,000 trees throughout the city on Saturday.

Since 2007, MillionTreesNYC has helped plant more than 562,000 trees across the city.

“Trees are sort of poetically beautiful,” Benepe said. “If you look at a tree-lined street compared to a street that’s a tree desert, what a huge difference it is.”

Councilman Erik Martin Dilan joined Benepe for the ceremony, and presented the commissioner with a check for $1.25 million in city funds for repairing sidewalks damaged by tree roots in his district.

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