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posted: 12/9/2013 5:00 AM

City needs to get replacement trees planted

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Des Plaines needs to be more aggressive in replacing our lost tree canopy. We can't wait for residents to request or pay for trees -- because many won't make the effort. This is a neighborhood issue, not an issue for individual residents.

Besides the lost of beautiful, tree-lined streets, lots of large trees also absorb huge amounts of water, which helps prevent neighborhood flooding.

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Come on, Matt and alder-people -- take that casino money and replant our trees!

Steven Haworth

Des Plaines

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