August 9, 2013

Yard Trees in Action

We recently received an update from one of our TreePhilly Yard Tree Program participants – Elsie Stevens, President of the Holme Circle Civic Association said: “attached are photos of the Spring 2013 TreePhilly program trees that members of the Holme Circle Civic Association planted in the Old Crispin Cemetery (a.k.a. Thomas Holme Cemetery) in the 3000 block of Holme Avenue at Convent Road, Northeast Philadelphia.  We have transformed a trash and weed infested cemetery with fallen trees into one which is an asset to our neighborhood with newly planted trees, shrubs and flowers . . . thank you for making this program available to us.” Holme_Cemetery_2_July_2013 Elsie has been watering the trees during this hot summer with jugs of water that she brings to the site in her car (!) and the entire project has been made possible with volunteer labor and donated materials.  What an incredible feat, and a dedicated group of people! Registration for the Fall 2013 Yard Tree Program will open on September 18th, check back here for more details in the meantime.  Property owners in the City of Philadelphia can register for two trees per address, or up to ten trees for community spaces. Holme_Cemetery_4