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Group planting urban varieties to replace Schenectady's aging silver maples

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Stately silver maples are out. They cause problems. In their place, Schenectady is getting a new breed of elm trees, and serviceberrys, which are more amenable to city life. On Saturday, 18 volunteers helped plant nine trees on Elbert Street, part of ReTree Schenectady’s annual spring effort. They worked Friday also, recognizing Arbor Day. Betsy Henry, group president, said a few trees were also planted at other locations including in the Central State Street and ...

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