PhillyBurbs.com: CSX kicks off "Trees for Tracks" with PHS to transform urban asphalt playground into safe green space:
CSX kicks off 'Trees for Tracks' with PHS to transform urban asphalt playground into safe green space
By: PATRICK BERKERY
The nation’s third largest railway and its leading authority on urban revitalization are joining forces 8:30 am to 12 noon on Saturday, September 26, to transform an asphalt playground at the Albert M. Greenfield School into a safe and green space.
The collaboration between CSX and the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society, will serve as the official launch of the railway’s “Trees for Tracks” program that promises to plant 21,000 trees, or one tree for each mile of CSX track, in the next five years. Other partners include City Year, the national youth service initiative and Alliance for Community Trees, a national organization dedicated to helping cities restore their forest canopy, a third of which has been destroyed in recent decades.