Shades of Progress
Monday, June 7, 2010 at 1:03PM
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Read the full article at: http://www.gridphilly.com/grid-magazine ... gress.htmlThe city makes tree planting a priority
by Cassie Cummins
Upon unveiling Greenworks Philadelphia, the city’s sustainability plan, Mayor Nutter announced his ambition to make Philadelphia “the greenest city in America” by 2015. A little over a year later, the city has numerous programs underway, including its Tree Planting Initiative—an effort to increase the city’s tree canopy from 15 to 30 percent by 2026. The city will plant 300,000 new trees in the next five years.