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City receives tree planting grant

The Michigan Forestry and Park Association announced last month that the City of Cedar Springs has received a Community Tree Planting great from Consumers Energy in the amount of $2,900.

According the city’s interim DPW supervisor Al Kensil, they will plant 30 trees—15 Maple, 10 Pear, and 5 Dogwood trees. Some of them will replace the Ash trees they removed on Main Street due to the emerald ash borer. “They were dying,” he explained.

Others will be planted at Veterans Park and various areas around the city.

They will pick up the trees on Monday, October 29, and must have them planted by November 16. The grant will be awarded once the project is completed.

Consumers Energy serves 1.8 million customers in Michigan’s Lower Peninsula.

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