City of Binghamton announces initiative to plant more than 100 trees this fall

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City of Binghamton announces initiative to plant more than 100 trees this fall

September 30, 2013 Updated Sep 30, 2013 at 3:43 PM EDT

(WBNG Binghamton) The City of Binghamton on Monday announced an initiative to plant over 100 trees throughout the city.

According to a news release:

The city has limited funds for tree planting and intends to plant approximately 100 trees this fall. Residents interested in having trees planted in the utility strip in front of their property are encouraged to apply by submitting a street tree application.

Applications will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. Only sites with adequate utility strip space and utility clearance will be considered for plantings.

Applicants are asked to complete the Street Tree Request Form and return it by Friday, October 18th at noon to the Parks Department, which administers this program. There is no charge for the tree planting. Forms are available in the Parks Department, 3rd Floor of City Hall, and on the City's website.

The Street Tree Program is part of the City’s Comprehensive Urban Forestry Management Plan, which was built from the ground-up over the last six years.