Creating Canopy Tree Giveaway

Amy Gutmann Penn President
Amy Gutmann Penn President
Amy Gutmann Penn President
Tony Sorrentino, Anne Papageorge, Mayor Michael Nutter, Penn President Amy Gutmann and Michael DiBerardinis
Amy Gutmann Penn President
Mayor Michael Nutter, Penn President Amy Gutmann and Deputy Mayor for Environmental and Community Resources Michael DiBerardinis
Amy Gutmann Penn President
FRES VIce President Anne Papageorge, right, with Penn employees who signed up for trees.
Amy Gutmann Penn President
Environmental Sustainability Coordinator Dan Garofalo
Amy Gutmann Penn President
FRES VIce President Anne Papageorge
Amy Gutmann Penn President
Mayor Michael Nutter
Amy Gutmann Penn President
FRES VIce President Anne Papageorge
Date: 
Thu, 03/31/2011

March 31, 2011

As the first institution to take part in Philadelphia’s Creating Canopy program, the University of Pennsylvania partnered with the city’s Parks and Recreation Department to distribute to faculty and staff homeowners in the city 300 free trees to plant on their property.             

The “Creating Canopy with Penn” pilot program offered the trees on a first-come, first-served basis.  It was part of Mayor Michael A. Nutter’s Greenworks campaign, which calls for planting 300,000 new trees in the city by 2015.

Photos by Stuart A. Watson

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