A '"Tree"tise from City Street Trees
Dear Philadelphia Parking Authority,
We have been patiently waiting for you to please start the meter conversion program by bolting metal rings onto the old meter poles that were "de-headed" last fall. The large number of bikes and insufficient number of bike racks on city sidewalks is causing bike owners to park their bikes on us and it hurts! While we like bikes because they help reduce air pollution and soak up greenhouse gases, when parked on us because they scrape off our bark and make our difficult lives even tougher. We are anxiously awaiting your employees or contractors to begin installing the rings any day now. Bring them on!
Philadelphia's street trees