Friday, February 22, 2008

Attention Home Owners getting trees in March 2008

The money is due March 1, 2008! The trees cost $30 each. We would appreciate everyone covering the cost of their trees if possible. Any additional donations are also greatly appreciated. Money is due by the end of this month. Please arrange to drop off cash or check to Dina, Nykia, or Jacelyn.

We would appreciate any help you can give on planting day: Sunday, March 16, 2008 at 10 AM. Volunteers will be meeting at Dina's house (2771 Jasper Street, Phila., 19134) to divide into groups and distribute trees. Please be prepared to have a water source available at your house or on your block so we can get the trees watered after planting.

Also, please consider making your restroom available for volunteers working near your house, if needed? (We were instructed to have bathrooms available for volunteers.)

We are having lunch and libations at the Philadelphia Brewing Company (formerly Yards) after the planting.

The contractors have begun cutting sidewalks this week and they will continue to be cutting throughout the neighborhood until all of the tree pits are cut. You may have spray paint on your sidewalk - these marks are from the utility companies indicating where the utilities are under ground. The contractor will not cut into the sidewalk where the utilities are located - they will work around them.


Please email us if you have any questions at

Volunteers Needed for Tree Planting on March 16, 2008

Street Tree Planting: Sunday, March 16, 2008 (Start Time: 10 AM)
Volunteers are needed to help plant over 70 trees in 19125 and 19134Pick-up trucks (& drivers) needed.Please bring gloves!!!Tools will be provided.

Meeting Place: 2771 Jasper Street, Philadelphia, PA 19134 (Dina’s house, located between Somerset and Lehigh, and between Frankford and Kensington Aves.)

Food and drinks will be provided. Lunch after planting at the Philadelphia Brewing Company (formerly Yards Brewing). Two hours of planting is estimated.

Please contact us if you have not done so already at,

Monday, February 18, 2008

Deadline for street tree orderers : March 1, 2008

Street Tree Planting $$ due by March 1, 2008

Please send us $30 per tree!!! This will cover the cost of the tree, the stakes and the stake ties.

Additional donations are greatly appreciated to help cover the cost of trees for others who cannot afford them or in the case of cash other expenses related to the tree planting!

Checks or money orders should be made out to:
PA Horticultural Society
100 N. 20th Street, 5th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19103-1495

You can give cash, checks or money orders to Dina, Jacelyn or Nykia or you can drop off or mail your payment to: Philly Tree People, c/o Nykia Perez, 2125 E. Norris Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125.

Please email us at for more information if needed.
Contact us if you'd like to buy dog or cat treats - we've made these to raise money for supplies and trees. Thanks.

Sunday, February 3, 2008

Save The Date: Sunday, March 16, 2008

We'll be planting 74 trees on Sunday, March 16, 2008 with the help of neighbors and other volunteers. The tree planting will begin at 10 AM. Details on our meeting place will be coming soon. We'll need volunteers for several tasks and we will provide details in the next few weeks.

Dog and Cat treat fundraiser for trees

We'll be selling home made dog treats and cat treats at the next East Kensington Neighborhood Association Meeting for $2 and $3 a bag as a fundraiser for the March 2008 tree planting.
To learn more about EKNA see:

Thank you to everyone who requested trees and to everyone who has supported us one way or another thus far!

Call For Volunteers: Week of March 10-14, 2008

At the moment we're looking for about 8-12 people who can be on call during the following days to help us process, sort and pick up the trees from Fairmount Park which is where they will be delivered by the tree nursery. At this point we don't know which day the trees will arrive or what time we'll be expected to show up. We do know it will take approximately 4 hours and the trees will arrive on one of the days during the week of March 10-14, 2008.

If you are interested in volunteering for this job specifically send us an email ( and tell us which days during that week you are available.

We'll need volunteers for several other tasks as well and will provide details soon.

Thank You to PHS

Thank you to the PHS (Pennsylvania Horticultural Society) for planning to cut all of the sidewalks and properly disposing of the rubble for our neighborhoods for free this year.

This was going to be a time consuming task and costly task for our group and the neighbors that had volunteered to lend hand, their equipment and expertise.

Now we have more time to plan the rest of the tasks, details, and the lunch for volunteers that will happen after the trees are planted.

Learn more about PHS here: