Posted by Eric Horvath on April 16, 2015 at 11:35 AM
Investment Clears More than 1,000 Problem Trees in 6th District
April 16, 2015 (Philadelphia) - Councilman Bobby Henon’s office today released data on recent efforts to remove and prune more than 1,000 problem trees in the 6th District, in partnership with the Department of Parks and Recreation.
“I’m grateful that this work is underway. My office has received a number of calls on trees for pruning or even removal,” Henon said. “This is an important application of funds that, otherwise, were going unused to remove eyesores around the Northeast.”
The work was made possible through Councilman Henon applying nearly $200,000 in unused Neighborhood Transformation Initiative (NTI) funding. The data is presented via an ‘infographic’ that allows users to break down the maintenance work to drill down on specific neighborhoods, trees by type, location and type of service.