Mayor Nutter's 2009 Greenworks Philadelphia plan included the ambitious goal to increase tree coverage by 30 percent in all neighborhoods by 2025. In order to accomplish this over-arching canopy goal 300,000 trees must be planted in the city by 2015.
To assist the Mayor in reaching this number, the University of Pennsylvania has partnered with Philadelphia Parks & Recreation and UC Green to launch "Creating Canopies with Penn" an initiative that will give free trees to UPenn faculty and staff living within the city.
The program will kick-off with a Tree Giveaway event on March 31st from 1 - 3 p.m. UPenn community members who are unable to make this event are invited to attend the Alternate Tree Pick-up Day on April 2nd from 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Details after the jump!
(Events are open to all UPenn faculty and staff):
Thursday, March 31: Tree Giveaway Event w/ UPenn President Amy Gutmann & Mayor Nutter
1 - 3 p.m. Pick-up
1:15 p.m. Program & Remarks
College Green (rain location: Houston Hall, Hall of Flags)
Saturday, April 2nd: Alternate Tree Pick-up Day
10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Highline Field at The Left Bank, 31st & Chestnut Sts.