Local students get a lesson in tree planting today – at 11 a.m., the Center City District and The Dow Chemical Company will join students from Philadelphia Academies, Inc.’s Environmental Academy to plant new street trees in Center City.
It’s all part of the CCD’s new Plant! Philadelphia program.
The first tree will be planted on Seventh Street near Market at the historic Graff House, a second on Sixth Street at Chestnut Street. Students will help shovel dirt to cover the trees’ roots and learn about the care trees need in a challenging urban environment.