100K Trees Planted Under Nutter Administration Plan

 

Emma Lee, for NewsWorks

Photo: Emma Lee, for NewsWorks

  • TreePhilly, part of the Greenworks Philadelphia initiative, has planted its 100,000th tree, says NewsWorks. “In terms of shade,” says deputy mayor Michael DiBerardinis. “It can actually decrease your heating bill if you have some mature trees providing tree cover to your house. In addition to that, it cleans the air and you don’t want to underestimate its role in sequestering carbon and helping out with climate change.” The Nutter Administration would like to see another 200,000 trees planted by 2015.
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