Tuesday, December 18, 2007

thank you notes

Hello Folks! Just wanted to let everyone know that we still have some thank you notes to get out to folks who submitted applications prior to the deadline. If you want to know if we submitted your request just send us an email at phillytreepeople@gmail.com, but we should be getting back to everyone soon.

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Requesting Street Trees and Street Tree Services from Fairmount Park

I've heard through the grapevine that NOW is a good time to request a street tree from Fairmount Park (FPC) - if you missed the sign up for our March 2008 planting - you might want to go this route.

Click on the link below to open the FPC tree request form - check the Planting box and fill out your name and address and any other comments you would like to include.


You'll notice that this form should also be used for PRUNING requests, STUMP REMOVAL requests, and TREE REMOVAL requests.

You can find additional contact information for Street Trees from FPC on this page: http://www.fairmountpark.org/StreetTreeIntro.asp

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

81 Trees Mapped

Purple Lines - EKNA Borders (30 trees)
Green Lines - FNA Borders (24 trees)
Peach Lines - ORCA Borders (12 trees)
Pink Lines - KANAC Borders (15 trees)

View Larger Map

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

81 Trees - Final Count!

We had an amazing response to trees and many more people still want them. East Kensington, Fishtown and Kensington are going to start looking a lot greener soon.

Thanks to everyone who was able to complete tree requests! You will here from us soon.

I'll be updating the map soon as well.

Monday, November 12, 2007

Update on March 2008 Planting

Hello Folks,

Awesome news - We are at 63 trees and still counting (just waiting for a few more applications to arrive tonight).

If you haven't already contacted me - IT IS TOO LATE for the March 2008 planting - you will have to wait until next time. Not sure when next time will be just yet but we'll have to keep you informed. You can email us at: phillytreepeople@gmail.com BUT please send your message with the Subject Line: "Keep Me Informed" and we will do just that. We'll alert you about upcoming tree plantings and related activities happening in our neighborhoods ONLY and volunteer opportunities associated with those events in our neighborhoods as well.

The blog will continue to be updated with city wide tree related information and mostly information about trees being planted in our neighborhoods.

Thank you to everyone who filled out forms and gave or promised money - and to those who gave extra - we need it.


Free Tree Tenders Training

Hello Tree People,

Sign Up now for the TREE TENDERS TRAININGS - WINTER 2008

Philadelphia County (for residents of Philadelphia County)
PHS, 100 N. 20th Street, 5th fl.
Philadelphia, PA
Saturdays, January 12 & 19
8:45 am - 1:30 pm

Pre-registration for basic training is required. Given the depth of the lectures and the late hours, the training is not appropriate for children under 13.
Click here to learn more and to register:

You can start your own Tree Tenders group, join an existing group, or sign up as an individual if you are not sure about what you want to do. We're hoping to get folks in our neighborhoods to sign up for the tree tenders training so that we can plant more trees in our neighborhoods. With more trained folks we can get a lot more trees planted.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Tuesday, October 30, 2007

Large Trees (over 45 feet tall)

Click on the tree names below to see pictures of these trees:

Swamp White Oak

Bloodgood London Planetree

Redmond Linden

Homestead Elm

Medium Trees (to 45 feet tall)

Scarlet Sentinel Maple

Skyline Honeylocust

Small Trees Under 30'

Embers Amur Maple

Tartarian Maple

Autumn Brilliance Serviceberry

Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac

Spring 2008 Tree Planting - Get your forms in

If you are planning on requesting a tree for the March 2008 planting please have your forms delivered by hand or mail to the address listed on the form by November 10, 2007 - preferably before that date since we plan on mailing the completed request and all signed forms to the PHS on the 12th. I have lots of extra copies of the forms - I can drop one off to you if you don't have one - or you can pick one up - just let me know.

If you have any questions please email us at: phillytreepeople@gmail.com

Here is a list of Trees that are available for the March 2008 Tree Planting:

Small (under 30')
__Acer ginnala "Embers" (Embers Amur Maple)
__Acer tatricum (Tartarian Maple)
__Amelanclier x grandifora "Autumn Brillance" (Auturm Brillance Serviceberry)
__Syringa reticulata 'Ivory Silk' (Ivory Silk Japanese Tree Lilac)

Medium (to 45')
__Acer x freemanii 'Scarsen' (Scarlet Sentinel Maple) columnar
__Gleditsia triacanthos var. inermis 'Skycote' (Skyline Honeylocust)

Large (over 45')
__ Quercus bicolor (Swamp White Oak)
__ Platanus x acerfolia 'Bloodgood' (Bloodgood London Planetree)
__ Tilia americana 'Redmond' (Redmond Linden)
__ Ulmus x "Homestead" (Homestead Elm)

(Suggested substitutes will be supplied if any of the above trees are sold out.)

Thanks - Nykia