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2020 Best Way to Beat the Heat


Through its tree giveaway program, TreePhilly — launched by Philadelphia Parks and Recreation and the Fairmount Park Conservancy — is working toward a goal of 30 percent canopy coverage in the city. That will not only be better for the environment; it will improve the city’s urban heat islands. They’ve given away more than 21,500 free trees to Philadelphians thus far — and even hosted a contact-free yard tree giveaway in May amid COVID-19. Read More »