|Excavating mausoleum from arboreal prison|
I was amazed at the number of people in both groups – the cutters now, the planters earlier. The drive, dedication, and the amount of energy these people directed toward their goal was wonderful and infectious. Arbor Day, forward and reverse!
From the City of Philadelphia website:
Keep Philadelphia and your community beautiful, plant a tree.
Trees bring a multitude of benefits ranging from decreased air pollution, stormwater runoff and extreme temperature days to increased property values, carbon sequestration and quality of life.
Many of Philadelphia’s neighborhoods lack adequate tree cover. GreenPlan calls for Philadelphia’s tree canopy to increase to 30 percent in every neighborhood by 2025. To support this goal, Greenworks Philadelphia sets a target of planting 300,000 trees by 2015. It’s an ambitious goal, but a goal we can strive for together as a City.
|Trees in summer offer cover for spray-painting vandals|
|Mt. Moriah Cemetery at sunset|
|Cut trees at Atkins mausoluem|
|Pulling cut trees with tractor and chains|
Next Mount Moriah Volunteer Cleanup – May 19, 2012
Further Reading (Mount Moriah blog postings by Ed Snyder):