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Oakland Overgrown: Trees Are Growing Out of Control Due to Deep Budget Cutsnew

In one fell swoop in November 2008, the city's Tree Services Division shed 40 percent of its workforce. The deep budget cuts forced the department to curtail one of its most essential services: routine trimming and pruning, which help keep trees from becoming overgrown to the point that they require immediate attention.
East Bay Express  |  Nate Seltenrich  |  04-06-2011  |  Environment

In Greater Memphis, Two Long-Awaited Greenways are Becoming a Realitynew

When the greenways projects are complete, the attendees of a meeting were told, a person will be able to walk or bike from downtown to Cordova. Some touted the benefits such exercise opportunities offer to a city ranked one of the unhealthiest in America.
The Memphis Flyer  |  Bianca Phillips  |  02-05-2010  |  Environment

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