CHICAGO — The city expects to plant 5,400 trees around Chicago this year, according to an Arbor Day announcement from Mayor Rahm Emanuel's office.
The city's departments of Transportation and Streets and Sanitation are responsible for the plantings.
CDOT will plant about 2,6000 trees this year, spending $1.6 million during the course of various infrastructure projects.
Streets and Sanitation will spend $2.9 million for tree-related projects, including removal, inoculation against the emerald ash borer and the planting of about 2,800 trees.
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