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Why were all those trees planted on Military Cutoff Road and who paid for them?

Ken Little
StarNews

Cars pass newly planted palm trees in front of the Wilmington Fire Station on Military Cutoff Rd. in Wilmington Tuesday, November 27, 2012. Star News photo by Matt Born

Q. Recently a large number of large trees were planted on one side of Military Cutoff. It seems extravagant to me. Who was responsible for this and how was it funded?

A. MyReporter received two versions of this question. One said some trees were planted in already wooded areas, and both readers questioned the expense.

The trees were planted as part of the TIP Military Cutoff project and was funded through the project, said Joseph Chance, N.C. Department of Transportation Division 3 deputy traffic engineer.

TIP stands for Transportation Improvement Program. All projects receiving federal funding must be in the TIP, according to NCDOT.

The project included planting various types of trees along the multi-use path from near Mayfaire Town Center to the Northeast Regional Library, Chance said.

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