This gorgeous site is a perfect example of what Chicago Gateway Green’s Expressway Partnership Program is capable of. The site is located on the southbound Kennedy Expressway from Jackson Street to Van Buren Street. In addition to a classic daylily mix, this garden features “Double Knockout” roses, and Karl Foerster feather reed grass.
But, it’s beautifying impact on Chicago is due to more than the garden’s appearance alone–the trees maintained on this site are just a small part of Chicago’s urban forest, which removes over 25,200 tons of carbon per year from the air we breathe. That amount of carbon is equal to approximately $521,000! As if that wasn’t enough, these same trees that make Chicago a beautiful place to live also remove about 754 tons, or $6,000,000 worth, of air pollution in just one year. CGG’s goal is to keep raising this number with our Expressway Gardens and Tree Partnership Program; The Expressway Partnership Program alone is responsible for planting over 77,000 shrubs, 71,000 perennials, and 3,500 trees.
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