The Penn Compact in Action
Penn's Morris Arboretum does much more than tend to the thousands of trees on their own grounds. They also help to plant and nurture new ones in towns and cities throughout the region.
Since 2004, the Arboretum has participated in the TreeVitalize program, which is a statewide public and private partnership that aims to educate citizens about the importance of urban trees, assist with tree management and help communities protect and plant trees. For their part, knowledgeable Arboretum staffers have helped coordinate the delivery and planting of thousands of trees in more than 50 Pennsylvania communities. Recently, the Arboretum was awarded a sizeable grant from The William Penn Foundation to continue these outreach efforts. Upcoming initiatives are planned along the Baltimore Avenue commercial corridor in West Philadelphia and in the city's Delaware Waterfront communities.
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The Penn Compact
The Penn Compact embodies Penn's vision for making our University both a global leader in teaching, research, and professional practice, as well as a dynamic agent of social, economic, and civic progress.