Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Live in or around the 19125 (or nearby in 19134) zip code? Want to learn about trees?

PHS & the Philly Tree People are hosting a mini Tree Tenders workshop for residents of the 19125 zip code on Wednesday, October 28th at 6pm to 8pm at Coral Street Arts House (2446 Coral Street, Philadelphia PA 19125) as part of the Sustainable 19125 initiative, a partnership between the New Kensington CDC and more than 60 individual residents and groups.

The workshop will cover basic tree care, how trees grow, urban stresses on trees, and a bare root tree planting how-to. You can RSVP to Alice Edgerton at PHS, aedgerton@pennhort.org

or 267-968-0863, but walk-ins are welcome.

Save the date of Saturday, November 21 for a local volunteer bare root tree planting. More info at the workshop from Philly Tree People.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Thanks you to our Volunteer Pruners

We had a successful event this past Saturday for our first Philly Tree People Pruning Club event at Greensgrow. 14 volunteers came out and collectively worked for a total of 51 volunteer work hours and we pruned 33 trees. Amazing!!!

Come out to one of our next upcoming events on:

***Pruning Club Meet-up 2: Sunday, October 11, 2009, 9am – 11am, Location: Richmond Street at E. Tioga Street, 19134

***Pruning Club Meet-up 3: Sunday, November 8, 2009, 9am – 11am, Location: Frankford Avenue at E. Palmer Street, 19125

***Pruning Club Meet-up 4: Sunday, December 6, 2009, 9am – 11am, Location: Frankford Avenue at E. York Street, 19125

Sunday, August 30, 2009

New Google Calendar on PTP's website

Stay informed with Philly Tree People's events and activities with ease. See our calendar or subscribe.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

PTP has a new web address


It still has the same basic layout and content as our old site for now - but we'll be working to upgrade.

Please visit, download applications for street trees, sign up for the next Tree Tenders Training, and donate!


Wednesday, June 24, 2009

It's official - PTP has received 501c3 status

Thank you to everyone who has supported our efforts in one way or another.

Now we'll be able to apply for some grants we were not already able to do.

Any donations you make to Philly Tree People will continue to be entirely tax deductible.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Please help us plant over 70 trees May 3, 2009

Philly Tree People Street Tree Planting
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Start 10:00 AM

Please help us plant over 70 trees.
Pick‐up trucks (& drivers) needed. Please email us (phillytreepeople [@] gmail.com) if you would like to volunteer your truck. Also email us if you are an experienced planter and want to lead a team.

Tools will be available for planting. Bring gloves if you can.

Meeting Place: 2771 Jasper Street, Philadelphia, 19134
(Located between Somerset and Lehigh, and between Frankford and Kensington Aves.)

Food and drinks provided. Lunch after planting at the Philadelphia Brewing Company for volunteers (formerly Yards Brewing) on York and Martha. Two hours of planting estimated.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

We now accept Paypal and Credit Card donations

Philly Tree People is dedicated to helping people get trees, and maintaining those trees. We are a small volunteer organization run by three neighborhood gals.

Donate to Philly Tree People:

Please help us maintain our commitment to excellence. Your donation will keep our group moving forward and allow us to continue planting and caring for trees in your neighborhood. We can’t do it without you. We can’t do it without your donation. We strongly urge you to make a donation of $30 per tree you request to help offset costs associated with planning large tree plantings and the subsequent maintenance of trees.