Free Trees: Creating Canopies with Penn

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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.