For the second year in a row, the Phillies have once again partnered with the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society and TreePhilly in their effort to Plant One Million.
Plant One Million is an ambitious multi-state tree-planting campaign, encompassing 13 counties in southeastern Pennsylvania and parts of New Jersey and Delaware.
The goal is to increase the "tree canopy cover" - the area of land shaded by trees - in the tri-state area to 30%, the greatest coverage in more than a century, by planting one million trees by 2020. The campaign has planted more than 259,600 trees so far!
Trees can increase property values and retail sales, reduce energy costs, flooding, and crime rates, improve air and water quality, and enhance the overall health and quality of life for local residents.