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Buffalo's Tree Planting Gets Boost from Hillary Clinton

By Eileen Buckley

Buffalo, NY – Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton participated in a tree planting ceremony in Buffalo Monday. Two historic trees were planted at City Honors school.

Senator Clinton delivered packets of tree seeds to Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown outside of City Honors, a symbolic gesture to help the City as it tries to replant and recover from the thousands of trees destroyed by last October's storm. The tree seeds are from the estate of Eleanor Roosevelt.

Clinton is also helping to provide more than 2,000 tree saplings that will be given to every 4th grader in the Buffalo Public Schools over the next year. The saplings are also from historic trees, many from the homes of former Presidents.

The Senator was also joined by American Forests, UB and Re-Tree Western New York at the tree planting. Clinton used the event to discuss her proposals to help promote energy efficiency.

The City was forced to removed 3,300 trees from the storm. But Mayor Brown says another 3,900 are being removed right now, with more to come.

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