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City of Bloomington will begin Bicentennial Tree Planting Project in April

<p>IU sophomore Tracy Mai and junior Diego Manansala plant a yellowwood sapling Nov. 7, 2021, behind the O&#x27;Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The City of Bloomington will plant $800,000 worth of trees in lower-income areas with a historically low distribution of trees.</p>

IU sophomore Tracy Mai and junior Diego Manansala plant a yellowwood sapling Nov. 7, 2021, behind the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs. The City of Bloomington will plant $800,000 worth of trees in lower-income areas with a historically low distribution of trees.

The City of Bloomington will plant $800,000 worth of trees this year as part of its Bicentennial Tree Planting Project, according to the project website. Bloomington Mayor John Hamilton announced the project in 2018 as part of a series of projects to invest in the city’s future.

The Tree Planting Project will plant 304 trees and will focus on lower-income areas that have a historically lower distribution of trees, according to a report from the Herald Times.

The spring phase of planting will take place between April and May, and the fall phase of planting will take place between October and November, according to the project website.

The City identified Green Acres and the St. James Woods southeast of campus, the Rockport Hills in southern Bloomington and Maples Heights to the west of campus for planting. A full list of identified neighborhoods can be found on the project website.

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