Home to 1.5 million residents, Philadelphia is rich in American history and boasts ample entertainment options. If you’re looking to explore the city’s historic attractions or kayak on the lake, the city’s 2.1 million trees and 16% tree canopy coverage will compel you to enjoy the scenic views that Philadelphia has to offer.
As you visit the Liberty Bell or Independence Hall, breathe easy knowing that Philadelphia’s urban forest removes 802 tons of air pollutants each year. The city saves $3.9 million in air filtration costs and $1,178,000 in energy savings annually.
Philadelphia’s urban forest is an asset valued at $1.8 billion.
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