Tuesday, December 9, 2008

November 2009 Tree Request Deadline March 1, 2009

Hello Folks,

If you (or someone you know) live in 19125 or 19134 and wants but does not yet have a tree planted on the sidewalk in front of your home or in your front yard please apply for a tree to be planted in November of 2009. To apply download and complete our application from our website and get it to us as soon as possible and no later than March 1, 2009: http://phillytreepeople.googlepages.com/

We'd like to plant 100 trees in November 2009 - so send us your applications. Help us meet our goal.

If you have a stump - please send us an email with a completed Philly Tree People Fall 2009 Property Owner Tree Request Form as well as the Fairmount Park Tree Request Form (this is a total of two different request forms). We have a group of people who have stumps to be removed and we will be arranging a list to send to Fairmount Park with the hopes that they will have the time and resources to handle an organized and group stump removal request.

As a reminder - we are volunteers and do not work for PHS, TreeVitalize or Fairmount Park but we do work with employees of those organizations on behalf of homeowners to get trees planted.

Please contact us if you have any questions. Thanks.

PTP featured in the Inquirer

Take a look:

"Three Kensington women doing their part: Tree People are planting a new future for Philly" by Ginny Smith, Philadelphia Inquirer, December 5, 2008 (Section E)

Thank you very much!!!

Thank you to the dozens of volunteers who came out on November 16, 2008. Volunteers from all over the city helped to plant 85 of the 95 trees we planted in total this Fall. We could not have done this without your help and support.

We'll have many more opportunities to volunteer to plant and do other work related to tree plantings coming soon - as soon as March/April 2009 which is when our next planting will take place. Details will be announced asap.

Half of our photos are available online here (these were taken by Chris Kibler). Click here!

(The forthcoming photos were taken by Jeff Carpineta.)

Sustainable Christmas Trees are available at Greensgrow farm

Sustainable Christmas Trees are available at Greensgrow farm. Our trees are locally grown here in Pennsylvania (did you know most Xmas trees come from Canada?!) They were freshly cut on the 17th of November. You will receive biodegradable netting and removal bags as part of your purchase. You also have the option of buying a ball + burlap tree that we will plant somewhere in the neighborhood if you return it the farm after the holidays. All that adds up to a truly sustainable tree!

Greensgrows Holiday Hours through December 23rd
Wednesday through Saturday, 10am to 7pm
Sundays, 11am - 4pm