Hartford is paying $600,000 to a local non-profit to plant 1,000 trees across the city. As WNPR’s Jeff Cohen reports, the money will begin to replace some of the trees lost in last October's snow storm.
One thousand trees may sound like a lot. But consider this: the city probably loses between 200 and 400 a year. And in last October’s storm, it lost around 3,000.
Still, Ron Pitz says the money to plant new trees will put a dent in replacing city trees that have been recently lost.
"This is a nice shot in the arm for us."