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Insight Denton: How do I nominate a spot in town for tree planting?

If it's public land, call the parks department, parks director Emerson Vorel said. 

This year begins the third year the parks department has been planting trees using money from the city's tree fund. Most of the trees have been planted in the city's largest parks, lining the trails along North Lakes and South Lakes Parks to provide more shade for walkers and joggers. 

But crews aren't limiting their work to the big parks, Vorel said. They will plant trees in other city parks this year and will restore landscaping along University Drive now that the widening project is nearly complete. 

Currently, there is more than $2 million in the fund, according to Deputy City Manager Bryan Langley.

You can reach the parks department at 940-349-7275. 

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FEATURED PHOTO: McMath Middle School students plant trees at South Lakes Park as Denton city council member Dalton Gregory looks on in May 2015. DRC File Photo.