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U.S. Forest Service to plant trees in W.Va. disadvantaged communities


CHARLESTON, W.Va. β€” The U.S. Forest Service has been awarded $1.5 million to plant trees in disadvantaged communities in West Virginia.

Though the state is renowned for its forests, many cities and towns lack trees, especially in disadvantaged areas where trees have been removed. Wealthy neighborhoods, with tree-lined streets, are often more shaded than their poorer counterparts.

According to Gina Owens, a forest service spokesperson, the service will plant and maintain trees in disadvantaged communities, tackling heating problems, increasing property values, and supporting local jobs.

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