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Daemen College, Amherst kick off major tree planting program

Posted: 2:01 PM, Nov 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-11-07 14:01:53-05
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BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — Daemen College and the Town of Amherst are teaming up to launch a major tree planting initiative.

The college and town announced Thursday a goal of planting one million trees across the town. The initiative began with the planting of the first 22 new trees on Daemen's Main Street campus.

This is all being done in collaboration with the college's new "22 for 22" campaign aimed at planting 22 new mature trees on campus. The effort will support the $22 million goal for the Drive to 75, he college's first-ever comprehensive campaign.

Amherst, meantime, will replant portions of parks and re-tree neighborhoods that have lost their tree canopies over the years. This includes replanting along Niagara Falls Boulevard and Maple Road. The town has committed $100,000 in the 2020 budget to finish Amherst's tree inventory.