Thirty years ago today, on October 26, 1989, Mayor Richard M. Daley announced Chicago’s new “GreenStreets” program. The goal of the program was to add a half million trees to what “Chicago’s urban forest.” On the day of the announcement, Daley chipped in, helping plant a tree on the 8100 south block of Marquette.

Mayor Richard M. Daley plants a tree for Chicago's GreenStreets program, October 26, 1989

Mayor Richard M. Daley plants a tree for Chicago’s GreenStreets program, October 26, 1989. RMD_07_0061_0019_005_033

Source consulted

“Mayor Daley kicks off ‘GreenStreets,’ Chicago’s tree planting program,” October 26, 1989. Richard M. Daley papers, Special Collections and University Archives, University of Illinois at Chicago. Box 3-3, folder 24.