By John McDevitt
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) –– Newly planted trees were undoubted benefiting from the rain today.READ MORE: Many Families Expected To Travel To Jersey Shore For July 4: 'I Gave Up Other Things Just To Make It To Ocean City'
A newly planted tree was popping out of what looked like a giant wrapped holiday gift, assembled temporarily for the press conference today on Market Street near 19th. It’s one of four new trees in that location.
“We planted four of a total of 60 trees that have either have been planted or will be planted before the freeze this December,” noted Paul Levy, president and CEO of the Center City District.
Another 39 trees are expected to be planted in the spring.READ MORE: Investigation Underway After 2-Alarm Fire Leaves Man Dead, 2 Firefighters Injured
It’s part of a larger effort. The Center City District and the City of Philadelphia’s Department of Parks and Recreation have formed a partnership toward meeting the city’s goal of planting 300,000 trees by 2015. Thousands of dollars are being raised to increase the street canopy in Philadelphia.
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