Shel Silverstein once told a tale, filled with imagination and tenderness about the unconditional love that a tree once had for a boy. Over the years, the touching story has been passed down and shared with many of us, teaching us to value both nature and each other. And while we do what we can, when we can, sometimes a call to action is needed.
And Tree Philly has officially stepped up. With a goal of planting 15,000 trees in Philadelphia by the end of this year, Tree Philly has definitely uprooted motivation and inspiration within our community.
Philadelphia Parks and Recreation, in partnership with Wells Fargo and Fairmount Park Conservancy, has planted Citizinvestor, in an effort to raise awareness and action for planting and maintaining trees. It’s a challenge to improve the health and wellbeing of our communities, as well as an opportunity to consider the welfare of our futures.
So, how does this green initiative work? The money raised for this cause will be used in the purchasing of trees that will then be given to a Philadelphian to plant across our beautiful city. The trees will range from Crab Apple to Magnolia to Sugar Maple Trees and more. Tree Philly will even show you how to plant, nurture, and tend to your tree. The rest is up to you.
For more information, or to donate, click HERE.
Did you know?
- Trees increase community economic stability by attracting businesses, families, and tourists.
- People tend to lounge and shop longer along tree-lined streets.
- Wooded areas rent more quickly. And they have a higher and longer occupancy rate.
- It’s been said that businesses in and around wooded areas find their workers more productive consistent.
- Trees help keep homes and buildings cool, decreasing energy cost.
- Trees reduce runoff and flooding.