Growing West Philly’s Tree Canopy


The Cobbs Creek Foundation is partnering with the Philadelphia Parks & Recreation’s TreePhilly program to plant 750 new trees in the city’s Cobbs Creek and Haddington neighborhoods. As part of this partnership, the CCF is donating $250,000 to support new tree plantings in parts of the city that experience the hottest temperatures and are most in need of increased cover.


Generally, the area between Baltimore Ave and Girard Ave, from 50th St. to 61st St. has been identified as a high priority for increasing tree canopy, according to the analysis done for the city’s tree plan.


“We value the Cobbs Creek Foundation’s investment in West Philadelphia’s tree canopy and look forward to working together to care for the tree canopy in Cobbs Creek and the surrounding neighborhoods,” Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Commissioner Kathryn Ott Lovell told the foundation.


The Cobbs Creek Foundation is excited to put these plans into action in the months ahead.

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