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  • Street Tree RequestTreephilly
    property owner If you are a renter or tenant please work with your landlord to submit a request Philadelphia Parks Recreation will inspect your property within 7 10 business days The Street Tree Inspector for your neighborhood will visit your property to check out your sidewalk and determine if there s enough room for a tree while leaving room for ADA accessibility a buffer around your utilities and other public safety considerations If your property is approved the inspector will select an appropriate species for your space based on sidewalk width overhead wires underground utilities shade from existing trees and other considerations The inspector will leave an owner permission form in your mailbox If your property is not approved the inspector will leave a note explaining why Sign and return the Owner Permission Form This is a crucial step We cannot put your property on a planting list until we receive your signed permission form If there isn t an existing tree pit in your sidewalk we ll cut one for you We ll also remove stumps if there is an existing pit You can help us streamline this process by making sure your tree pit or sidewalk is clear of debris fencing etc and reporting any existing stumps or standing dead trees during your request Planting After receiving your signed OPF we ll place your tree on a planting list for the next planting season available Planting will occur anywhere from 6 18 months after we received your signed permission form In Philadelphia the tree planting seasons generally run from April 15 June 15 and October November 15 but often changes based on conditions Timeline Your street tree will be planted anywhere from 6 18 months after your request We plant trees during the optimal planting season which is

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  • Tree KeepersTreephilly
    and green spaces in our neighborhood parks playgrounds and recreation centers in tip top shape Launched in 2011 this seasonal maintenance crew prunes trees removes dead trees and invasive species like poison ivy and helps to maintain stormwater planters at PPR properties across the city The TreeKeepers also help to plant new trees on public property help out with special projects like The Oval and of course help out at TreePhilly s biannual yard tree giveaways The TreeKeepers crew also serves as a work development program An entry level position for individuals interested in landscape management the TreeKeepers program is committed to supporting ex offenders in securing meaningful work and successfully re entering the community The program provides training and education on arboriculture methods and green space maintenance and actively works to support crew members in pursuing careers Stats From 2011 through 2014 the TreeKeepers worked on over 160 individual PPR sites pruning over 10 000 trees In 2013 the TreeKeepers removed over 110 tons of organic debris in just seven months In 2014 they removed 107 tons in just six months In 2013 the TreeKeepers surveyed 1 000 street trees allowing PPR staff to estimate survival rates and identify opportunities for new plantings To learn more like us on Facebook Thank You Notes We just wanted to let you know that we are really thrilled with the results of the group s work not only are the trees healthier but when they are clearly pruned and mulched it seems to keep the vandals at bay which otherwise is a problem that plagues us I just wanted to say thanks and we hope budgets allow this program to continue Best Friends of Marconi Plaza Thank you so much for the tree work you recently did at Starr Garden The park

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  • Share Your Tree StoryTreephilly
    Asked Questions Free Trees Yard Trees Available Yard Trees Community Yard Tree Giveaways Street Trees Street Tree Request Hire a Certified Arborist to Plant Your Tree Approved Street Tree List Tree Care Yard Tree Planting and Care Street Tree Care Tree Keepers Resources Tree Benefits Success Stories Get Involved Social Stream Blog Contact Share Your Tree Story Your Name required Your Email required Show us a picture required Your Message

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  • Success StoriesTreephilly
    to the tree and placed it on the step where Ned could read it Dear Ned You have given me something that no other tree has given to me You are special to me Love Sylvia The tree care company crew were so touched by the note that they cut two cross sections out of the truck and gave one to each child The kids busily sanded and stained their pieces of Ned admiring his rings and celebrate every year of Ned s long life They are helping to pick out a new baby tree to take Ned s space in the yard if not the space in their hearts Honorable Mention A Memorial Tree for Songha by Leslie Willis Lowry This tree is a living monument planted in memory of my beloved son Songha Thomas Willis May 2 1972 February 2 2000 who was robbed and murdered by 2 young men ages 16 and 17 Songha s life was cut short by senseless violence an incomprehensible slaying committed with thoughtless cowardice To lose someone like Songha a nonviolent person who contributed positively to society was a tragedy He was a beautiful young man with exceptional prospects a respected leader and gracious in everything he did primarily because of his integrity and sincere concern for others To his friends he was a real day brightener and to his family he was fair as a star when only one is shining in the sky Among the healing flood of letters that followed Songha s death was one carrying this quote from Jed Wolfington a former classmate at Episcopal High School in Alexandria VA Songha was a natural leader trustworthy considerate and engaging It didn t matter who you were or what you did he always treated you with respect with decency and an open heart His death was premature unjust and saddening and leaves me with a sense of potential unfulfilled But then I think of his spiritual understanding how he could look past the labels of ethnicity nationality and social status and see that we are first and foremost human beings one and all Songha achieved in 27 years what it takes some a lifetime to achieve he was a loving human being Honorable Mention My Magnolia Tree by Katharine Novak I grew up in the residential section of a city which was not known for leaving room for trees however I was privileged enough to have a beautiful magnolia tree in my small backyard Whenever I wanted to escape from the city life I would climb into my beloved magnolia to read or write My magnolia tree had a split where I could sit perfectly it was low enough that I a novice tree climber could hoist myself onto it and sit for hours One year my older sister was confined to a body cast from breaking her hip and leg She had never appreciated our magnolia tree the same way that I had but in this year it

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  • Get InvolvedTreephilly
    Yard Tree Planting and Care Street Tree Care Tree Keepers Resources Tree Benefits Success Stories Get Involved Social Stream Blog Contact Get Involved Sign Up for a Tree The best way to get involved is to help us restore our urban forest by requesting a free street tree or signing up for a free yard tree Request a Street Tree Register for a Yard Tree Sign Up for TreeMail Sign up for our seasonal TreeMail newsletter to get information about upcoming giveaways seasonal tree care tips contests and opportunities and other TreePhilly news Email Share Your Tree Story We want to hear about the fascinating trees of Philadelphia and what they mean to you Maybe your story is about the free yard tree you picked up at one of our giveaway events maybe it s about a tree you love to read under in your neighborhood park or maybe it s even about a tree you remember climbing as a child Whatever your tree story is we want to hear it Share Your Tree Story Volunteer There s no better way to spend a day than giving out free trees We re always looking for volunteers to help out at our yard tree giveaway events each spring and fall Activities range from greeting guests and working the registration table to providing planting demonstrations bagging mulch and helping folks carry their trees to the car Sign Up For Volunteer Announcements We currently do not offer volunteer plantings but if you are interested in planting trees we encourage you to join your local Park Friends group or getting involved with the PHS Tree Tenders group in your neighborhood Give a Tree Help us continue our mission to give Philadelphia residents the resources they need to plant and care for trees By donating

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  • Social StreamTreephilly
    We re out at the Horticultural Center in Fairmount Park today with the Fairmount Park Conservancy and Philadelphia Parks and Recreation while arborists from International Society of Arboriculture and volunteers from TD help us do some maintenance work PLUS the Arbor Day Foundation will recognize Philadelphia for being a Tree City USA for 40 years Here s a FlashbackFriday photo from Arbor Day 2014 of students learning how to plant a tree Stay tuned for live updates of today s Arbor Day activities 10 View on Facebook Tree Philly Wednesday April 27th 2016 at 9 00am Spring is the perfect time to build your plant survey and monitoring techniques Lucky for you Philadelphia Parks and Recreation s Citizens Participating in Research and Restoration program is offering a few classes to help you get started For a schedule of workshops visit http bit ly 1rAbNYo 5 View on Facebook TreePhilly Friday April 29th 2016 at 8 49am ArbrewDay fun times at kitenkey YardsBrew myphillypark Masterminds https t co 5U5Gx8bvQ3 View on Twitter TreePhilly Friday April 29th 2016 at 7 54am RT NicEsposito1 I m MemphisTaproom1 giving away free fruit trees for TreePhilly and ArbrewDay Come say hi and plant some fruit trees i View on Twitter TreePhilly Friday April 29th 2016 at 6 00am ArbrewDay starts today at 5pm List of participating bars here https t co uWUAwAmquh YardsBrew myphillypark https t co rFkxOg1IVI View on Twitter Show Media Loading Hide Media Show Media TreePhilly Friday April 29th 2016 at 5 18am A HUGE thank you to the TDBank US volunteers who came out to care for our trees this morning for ArborDay https t co OctIFFiqJo View on Twitter TreePhilly Friday April 29th 2016 at 5 16am RT ADFtreeguy Awarding the 40 year Tree City USA award to Managing Director Mike DiBerardinis arborday TreePhilly ArborDay https t View on Twitter April 29 2016 42 0 April 29 2016 35 0 April 29 2016 40 1 April 29 2016 44 3 April 29 2016 36 0 April 28 2016 42 0 Our Santa Rosa plum trees all lined up at the nursery and waiting for the tree giveaways next month SantaRosaPlum Prunus The Horticulture Center in Fairmount Park was looking mighty fine in the snow this morning This is the site of our 2016 Arbor Day celebration myphillypark findyourpath London Plane trees at Clark Park looking this weekend Platanusxacerifolia Thanks for sharing phillystory I Philly philaparkandrec treephilly cityofarborlylove gogreen greenphilly growourfuture newtrees trees treephilly phl philly philadelphia visitphilly discoverphl explore215 215 phill The funny looking growth on the trunk of this black cherry PrunusSerotina tree is called a burl It s caused when a virus fungus or bacteria disrupts the tree s growth hormones resulting in abnormal growth Burls are highly prized by woodworkers fo WinterTreeID time These tulip poplars LiriodendronTulipifera soar up to the sky with trunks that are straight as an arrow This form helps us identify them when the buds and branching are harder to see It s

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  • treephilly, Author at TreephillyTreephilly
    We ll discuss Read More Blog Arbrew Day Tree Giveaways March 29 2016 treephilly 1 Comment In honor of Arbor Day TreePhilly is hosting its 3rd Annual Arbrew Day Join us on Friday April 29th from 5 7pm at participating bars for another chance to receive a free yard tree Every tree comes with a Read More Blog Uncategorized Registration for Spring 2016 Yard Tree Giveaways SOLD OUT March 11 2016 treephilly 25 Comments Registration for our spring yard tree giveaways is now open SOLD OUT This spring Philadelphia property owners can register for up to two free trees to plant in a yard or lawn on private property We have several species available Read More Blog Uncategorized Announcing Spring 2016 Community Tree Giveaway Grantees March 7 2016 treephilly We are excited to announce the winners of our Spring 2016 Community Yard Tree Giveaway Grants With the support of TreePhilly each of these community groups will host a free yard tree giveaway in their neighborhood this spring Each group will offer Read More Blog Applications now open for Spring 2016 Community Tree Giveaway Grants January 20 2016 treephilly 2 Comments We want your community group or local business to help restore the city s urban forest starting in your own back yard In partnership with the Fairmount Park Conservancy and TD Bank America s Most Convenient Bank we are offering five grants Read More Blog A Fruitful Partnership January 5 2016 treephilly This past fall we worked with a group of University of Pennsylvania students from the Wharton Management 100 class They helped us design and distribute some punny TreePhilly shirts and they created this awesome video to help you learn more Read More Blog Update on Yard Trees and Street Trees November 30 2015 treephilly Yard Tree Giveaways Thanks

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  • Blog Archives - TreephillyTreephilly
    chance to receive a free yard tree Every tree comes with a Read More 11 Mar 16 treephilly 25 Comments Blog Uncategorized Registration for Spring 2016 Yard Tree Giveaways SOLD OUT Registration for our spring yard tree giveaways is now open SOLD OUT This spring Philadelphia property owners can register for up to two free trees to plant in a yard or lawn on private property We have several species available Read More 07 Mar 16 treephilly No Comments Blog Uncategorized Announcing Spring 2016 Community Tree Giveaway Grantees We are excited to announce the winners of our Spring 2016 Community Yard Tree Giveaway Grants With the support of TreePhilly each of these community groups will host a free yard tree giveaway in their neighborhood this spring Each group will offer Read More 20 Jan 16 treephilly 2 Comments Blog Applications now open for Spring 2016 Community Tree Giveaway Grants We want your community group or local business to help restore the city s urban forest starting in your own back yard In partnership with the Fairmount Park Conservancy and TD Bank America s Most Convenient Bank we are offering five grants Read More 05 Jan 16 treephilly No Comments Blog A Fruitful Partnership This past fall we worked with a group of University of Pennsylvania students from the Wharton Management 100 class They helped us design and distribute some punny TreePhilly shirts and they created this awesome video to help you learn more Read More 30 Nov 15 treephilly No Comments Blog Update on Yard Trees and Street Trees Yard Tree Giveaways Thanks for a wonderful fall season of Yard Tree giveaways TreeLovers We hosted three Citywide Yard Tree Giveaways along with one special event giveaway and partnered with seven community organizations who each hosted their own Community Read More

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