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A 140-Acre Forest Is About to Materialize in the Middle of Detroit


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: detroit, clean-up, good news )

David
- 671 days ago - theatlanticcities.com
The company has committed to clearing 50 derelict structures, cleaning up the garbage dumped across the neighborhood, planting 15,000 trees, and mowing regularly. Planting of the hardwoods will begin in earnest next fall...



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Christeen Anderson (653)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 5:52 am
What wonderful news. Thank you.
 

David C. (25)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 5:56 am
"planting 15,000 trees" or planting umpteen-hundred-thousand trees makes a Forest about as much as painting your car pink makes it a Cadillac. I kind of pity those who can't tell the difference.

Ever heard of the Wood-Wide-Web, for example? (i learned that name in 1995)

 

David C. (25)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 6:09 am
140 acres (planting will begin next fall) .... Now that's really impressive.

Last time i checked (and if i get the unit-conversion right) it's only 60 acres of Amazon-REAL-Forest (the kind it takes many hundreds, if not thousands, of years to grow) that are being destroyed... 60 acres PER MINUTE (hint: a day has how many minutes, a year how many days ...)

 

Jonathan Smithsonian (4)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 6:11 am
noted
 

David B. (10)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 6:17 am
David C... Why so negative? I am sure the citizens of Detroit will appreciate this small step to rehabilitate an otherwise derelict part of town?
 

Karen Orr (0)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 6:17 am
Thanks for the news. I visited the website to leave my input. I was a former resident, who managed to escape and I thank God everyday!
 

Natasha Salgado (638)
Sunday October 27, 2013, 11:28 am
Personally i think this is fabulous! Detroit so needs this. I just wish this city would help out with the stray pooch crisis---poor dogs. Thanks David
 
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