- Associated Press - Thursday, October 2, 2014

DETROIT (AP) - A nonprofit that supports urban reforestation efforts says it’s holding its largest tree-planting in the organization’s 25-year existence.

The Greening of Detroit kicks off its Green Corridor Initiative on Saturday. The effort aligns with the Detroit Future City plan, which looks at job creation, green space, transportation, growth and investment opportunities.

Organizers say about 400 trees will be planted with the help of roughly 500 volunteers along the Southfield Freeway and surrounding neighborhoods.

The Greening of Detroit says the trees do more than beautify the community. They also reduce freeway noise, clean the air and reduce stormwater runoff.

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