Creating Canopy Tree Giveaway
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