A little green from Uncle Sam will be making S.A. highways even greener

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by James Muñoz / KENS 5

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Posted on August 9, 2010 at 11:21 PM

Updated Monday, Aug 9 at 11:32 PM

Trees are like air-cleaning machines. And thanks to the American Recovery Reinvestment Act, the Texas Department of Transportation is planting hundreds of trees near state highways in San Antonio.

A contractor will take care of the trees for three years. After that, the trees will take care of themselves.

Laura Lopez, a spokesperson for TXDOT, said motorists have given the idea a green thumbs up.

Of course, a few complaints and questions have come in, but the money is available, so why not beautify the city and improve air quality?

Watch James Muñoz's video report by clicking the video link above...

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