This year, Riverfront North Partnership is proud to have planted 626 native trees along the banks of the Delaware River along the trails and in the parks of Riverfront North. Why is planting trees here important? So many reasons!
– These trees contribute to Philadelphia’s 10 year urban forest plan, with the goal of a 30% tree canopy in the city of Philadelphia. The river wards and Northeast Philadelphia along the river, have some of the lowest tree canopy numbers in the whole city.
– Planting native forests (and removing invasive species) leads to the revival of native wildlife like fox, beavers and attracts native migrating birds.
– Trees planted along the river serve as a riparian buffer, capturing and soaking in runoff from the city before it has time to reach the river (the drinking water source for half of Philadelphia).
– Trees remove pollutants from the air!
– Studies prove that being in the presence of trees and in nature reduces stress!
Thank you to all of the groups that helped us accomplish our tree planting goals and made the trails and parks of Riverfront North greener and more beautiful than ever:
PECO | Tree Philly | Philadelphia Parks & Recreation Stewardship, Urban Forestry and Operations Departments| Friends of Pennypack Park | Youth Volunteer Corps Philly | Center for Employment Opportunities | PowerCorps PHL | Arbor Day Foundation| Comcast | Holy Ghost Prep | Arcadia University | Peace Corps | Philadelphia Insurance Companies | Franklin Towne Charter high school | Tree Authority Nursery | Archewild| Octoraro Nursery | Northeast Tree Tenders| Schectman Tree Service | TDBank | Greenland Nursery | Penn State Extension Forester | Treevitilize Program | National Fish and Wildlife Foundation | Pinelands Nursery | North Creek Nursery | P3 | New Moon Nursery|