March 26th, 2010
From Green Right Now Reports
As part of an initiative to plant one million trees and restore tree cover in Pennsylvania’s 14 metropolitan areas, the state’s TreeVitalize program will offering citizens classes in planting and caring for trees.
“Trees, like people, need to be nurtured to thrive,” John Quigley, Pennsylvania’s acting secretary of the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, said in a statement. “Many urban street trees die within the first seven years of planting. These classes will teach people how to help our investments in trees to survive.”
TreeVitalize is a program aimed at revitalizing urban areas by increasing tree cover with a goal of 1 million new trees planted statewide by 2012. More than 186,000 trees have been planted to date.