Trees to be planted in Holyoke

HOLYOKE, Mass. (WWLP) – If Springfield is known as the city of Homes, Holyoke might soon be called the city of trees.

Holyoke is the only Western Massachusetts community chosen for a program to reduce energy expenses and help clean the air by planting more trees, thousands of trees.

Holyoke residents spoke with 22News Sunday.

“I think it’s great, I think it’s really good. The more people cut down, the more they should replace,” said William Kane of Holyoke.

“The more trees the better because we lost quite a few trees in that storm that October storm we had,” said Anne Galland of Holyoke.

The state’s Energy and Environmental Secretary Richard Sullivan, the former Westfield mayor, said the trees won’t just beautify the neighborhood, but they’ll save homeowners about $230 each year in heating and cooling costs.

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