April 22, 2019

Introducing our next Forest of Fame Inductree

The Forest of Fame

April 2019: Bill Simolike

What is the Forest of Fame?

The TreePhilly Forest of Fame is our latest initiative to honor the partners, volunteers and community members who have helped Philly become the City of Arborly Love. From organizing tree giveaways to becoming dedicated tree parents, these folks know how to leaf a lasting impact while greening their communities. Get to know our inductrees, and stay tuned for a new inductree next month!
Nominate the tree hero in your community by emailing [email protected]. Send us your name, contact information, and a paragraph about how your tree hero contributes to Philadelphia’s urban forest.

TreePhilly Forest of Fame Inductree April 2019:
Bill Simolike

Why he’s tree-mendous
Meet our bud, Bill Simolike, who planted the seed for his neighborhood in the Northeast to become home to dozens of new trees. When he finds the perfect spot for a tree, he gets enthusiastic permission from his neighbors to help them plant a yard tree on their properties. He created an expertly landscaped urban forest between his backyard and the ball field near his home, letting his love for greenery branch out to the entire community. The whole neighborhood is singing Bill’s praises, especially the songbirds who’ve taken residence in the dogwoods and crabapples he’s planted over the years. He even installed bird feeders throughout the property to give the new wildlife a warm welcome. Bill’s given his neighborhood some real TLC (tree loving care), and that’s why we’re so excited to have him as a 2019 Forest of Fame Inductree. TreePhilly Giveaways S19