Free Trees: Creating Canopies with Penn

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.