Why some Philly neighborhoods have lots of trees — and others don’t

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Leafy Pine Street in Center City is contrasted with treeless North 5th Street in Hunting Park. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

Leafy Pine Street in Center City is contrasted with treeless North 5th Street in Hunting Park. (Emma Lee/WHYY)

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Philadelphia may be home to the nation’s biggest urban park, but an analysis from WHYY’s PlanPhilly revealed there’s a shortage of trees in some neighborhoods. And that has serious implications for residents as the planet heats up. Reporter Catalina Jaramillo explains why there’s a green divide and what the city is doing to fix it.

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