Free Trees Offered to Drexel Alumni Living in Philadelphia

Story Highlights

  • Drexel partnering with Philadelphia Parks and Recreation to offer free trees.

  • Mayor Michael Nutter said goal is to increase city's tree canopy, in an effort to become greenest city in America.

  • Drexel already a leader in promoting environmental sustainability.

Drexel University is partnering with the Philadelphia Parks and Recreation department to offer you a free tree, so you can join with thousands of others to help create a green canopy for our city.

From the start of his administration, Mayor Michael Nutter declared his goal to increase the city’s tree canopy, in an effort to become the greenest city in America. To achieve this ambitious goal, the city has increased its own tree planting activities and work with numerous partners under a new tree planting model in which Drexel has an important role to play.

The University is already a leader in promoting environmental sustainability, increasing green spaces, constructing green buildings, a successful recycling program, and energy efficiency, so the decision to partner with the City of Philadelphia on this program was an obvious choice.

Drexel’s continued sponsorship of this program is another step towards our sustainability goals of making a great impact on our campus, and in expanding our environmental outreach to the city and its communities.

To qualify for a free tree you must own property in Philadelphia, have a yard with space to plant a tree, and agree to properly care for the tree.

Register here by March 16, 2012

Tree Pick-Up:
April 14, 2012
10 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Vidas Athletic Complex Parking Lot
43rd and Powelton Avenue

Rent a Volunteer!
Our friends at UC Green have offered assistance through its network of community volunteers to help you plant your tree. We would just ask you to make a voluntary donation to UC Green for their services.

Please direct any inquiries to:

Erica Smith Fichman
TreePhilly Manager
Urban Forestry & Ecosystem Management
Philadelphia Parks & Recreation
One Parkway, 10th Floor
1515 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102


Lisa Unruh
Drexel University
Co-Chair, Drexel Green Sustainability Council

Register here.

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