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Santa Monica getting 1,000 new trees

April 25, 2009 |  4:28 pm

There has been a lot of controversy over the city of Santa Monica removing ficus trees. But now  the Lookout News reports that the city will get 1,000 new trees as part of a U.S. government program:

The City of Santa Monica is partnering with two area schools to help reduce greenhouse gases by planting 1,000 new trees as part of project with the U.S. Forest Service’s Center for Urban Forest Research. On Tuesday, more than 100 students, faculty and staff from The Art Institute of California-Los Angeles and The Art Institute of California-Hollywood will launch the effort by planting 15 to 20 new cedar trees near Lincoln Middle School. On Wednesday a pine tree will be planted in a public ceremony to recognize both Earth Day and National Arbor Day.

-- Shelby Grad

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