Charleston, SC (AP) - Charleston Mayor Joe Riley says he wants the city to plant 10,000 new trees. Riley delivered his state of the city address Tuesday.
He says planting the trees would help local beautification and reforestation efforts. Riley says over the past decades, more and more of the city has become concrete.
Riley says he wants the trees planted along highways, near shopping areas and in parks.
He was re-elected to a 10th term in office in November. Riley has been mayor since 1975, longer than anyone in the city's 342-year history.