Penn has partnered with the city’s Parks & Recreation Department to distribute 300 free trees to faculty and staff homeowners who own a home within the Philadelphia city limits to plant on their property. The trees in this “Creating Canopy with Penn” pilot giveaway will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Qualified Penn employees interested in obtaining a tree should pre-register by Thursday, March 24, at http://www.upenn.edu/sustainability/treegiveaway.html, where information on tree planting and caring is also available.
Pre-registered participants can join Penn President Amy Gutmann, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter and other members of the campus community at the Tree Giveaway Event at 1 p.m. on College Green on Thursday, March 31, to pick up their trees. Homeowners unable to collect their trees at that time can do so between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 2, at High Line Field, east of the Left Bank building, on the lower level of 31st and Walnut Streets.