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Our View: Thumbs up to renewed Nature Trail

Thumbs up: To the restoration of the Nature Trail. After a controversial clearing of trees and vegetation by ComEd within its easement for power lines along the DeKalb trail, representatives from ComEd, the DeKalb Park District, the DeKalb County Forest Preserve worked with area residents to develop a plan to replant along the trail. The forest preserve planted more than 100 shrubs along the trail a couple of weeks ago, and crews installed many more on Thursday. Some trees and native prairie seeding will follow. An important aspect of the plan is that it involves sustainable plants that will not grow tall enough to interfere with the power lines, so future clearing will not be necessary. There was considerable outcry when the area was clear

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