February 7, 2014

Make Arborly Love this Valentine’s Day

DUE TO THE WEATHER, THE PRESS CONFERENCE PLANNED FOR 2/14/14 HAS BEEN POSTPONED.  STAY TUNED TO THE WEBSITE AND TREEPHILLY SOCIAL MEDIA FOR THE NEW DATE AND TIME! Join the TreePhilly team at Rittenhouse Square next Friday, February 14th at 12noon to kick off our spring tree giveaway season!  We will announce the schedule of giveaway events (see below) and hear from the Mayor and a special “green” guest.  If you come to the kickoff event and sign up to be on our email list you will get a special City of Arborly Love tee shirt!  (while supplies last) Love Notes Look for special love notes hung in the trees in Center City next week before our kick off event – the trees will be telling us how much they love us!  Take a picture and #treephilly to show that you love them back. Yard Tree Program Schedule:
  • Saturday April 5th, 10am to 12noon, and 12noon to 2pm, Pennypack Environmental Center (8600 Verree Rd. 19115)
  • Sunday April 6th, 12noon to 2pm, West Oak Lane Library (2000 Washington Lane 19138)
  • Saturday April 12th, 10am to 12noon, Columbus Square Playground (1200 Wharton St. 19147)
  • Saturday April 12th, 10am to 12noon, Bartram’s Garden (54th and Lindbergh Blvd. 19143)
  • Saturday April 12th, 12noon to 2pm, Hunting Park Recreation Center (900 Hunting Park Ave. 19140)
  • Sunday April 13th, 12noon to 2pm, Gorgas Park (6300 Ridge Ave. 19128)
Mark your calendars! More information about the Yard Tree Program can be found here. Here are the trees that will be available at the spring giveaways: American beech – Fagus grandiflora White oak – Quercus alba Red maple – Acer rubrum Sassafras – Sassafras albidum Dolgo crabapple – Malus x ‘Dolgo’ Winter King hawthorn – Crataegus viridus ‘Winter King’ Serviceberry – Amelanchier laevis and A canadensis Moorpark Apricot – Prunus armeniaca ‘Moorpark’ Brown Turkey Fig – Ficus carica ‘Brown Turkey’ 20th Century Asian pear – Pyrus pyrifolia ’20th Century’ Contender peach – Prunus persica ‘Contender’