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Some news from around…

  • New York’s public garden designer Lynden B. Miller discusses her new book Parks, Plants and People:  Beautifying the Urban Landscape on WNYC’s The Leonard Lopate Show.  Listen to the 23 minute radio clip here.
  • Did you know Baltimore’s trees outnumber people more than four to one?  Too bad the city’s forestry and horticulture divisions, the departments responsible for planting new trees in Baltimore, have been eliminated due to budget cuts.  Looks like it is now up to the private sector to plant more trees and increase that ratio (Urbanite Baltimore)
  • A new park built on the ruins of a 1,300-year-old imperial palace in Xi’an, China will open October 2010 (English News-China)
  • Detroit’s William G. Milliken State Park and Harbor will receive a $25,000 grant from Coca-Cola to aid in design and construction of an indoor-outdoor play facility (Detroit Free Press)

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