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Looking forward to spring, Tonawanda plans to plant more than 500 trees

The Town of Tonawanda intends to plant  510 trees over the next two years.

The tree planting project was made possible through a $75,000 grant from the state Department of Environmental Conservation. Town crews will do the planting.

Highway Superintendent Thomas Jones said in the past the town planted 100 to 200 trees a year, but those numbers have been down due to budget cuts. The town forestry department maintains 31,000 trees in public rights of way.

"These trees will go to locations where diseased trees had to be removed," said Jones. "We have some people on our list that have been waiting three to four years for a tree to be replaced. This will put a big dent in that list."

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