THE BRONX - Actress and singer Bette Midler planted trees with residents to mark Arbor Day in our borough.

Midler lent her star-power to the community landscaping event yesterday at the Sonia Sotomayor Houses. Volunteers planted about 120 trees throughout the property.

Midler works with an organization dedicated to revitalizing New York neighborhoods and says the Bronx is well on its way to becoming more green.