Forty-foot oak trees spruce up Race Street Pier

    Thirty-eight White Swamp Oak trees rolled into Philadelphia from a New Jersey nursery on Thursday to be planted at the base of Race Street Pier.

    Crews will be working over the next two days to install the 40-foot-trees changing the skyline along the Delaware River.

    The tree initiative is a part of the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation’s plan to revamp a one acre public space just South of the Ben Franklin Bridge.

    The renovated Race Street Pier park will open on May 12.

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