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Time to request street trees to be planted in the fall

Spring is around the corner, but it is now time to be thinking ahead to fall tree planting.

Some of TreePhilly's brood, pic by Emma Lee, via Newsworks

Some of TreePhilly’s brood, pic by Emma Lee, via Newsworks

Tree tenders groups around the city are accepting applications for the planting of streets trees through the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society’s Treevitalize program.

The program helps replace trees that have been lost due to the city’s rapid development. Various community groups help with this through their tree tenders groups that plant and maintain the green development occurring in their neighborhoods.

The deadlines vary depending on which neighborhood group you’re submitting to. You can fill out the tree request form hereThis map lists out the boundaries and contact information for sending in those forms and finding out more about tree tenders in your neighborhood.

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3 Responses to Time to request street trees to be planted in the fall

  1. wander March 8, 2016 at 8:31 pm #

    What if there isn’t a tree tender group in your neighborhood?

    • Rosemarie Varallo March 25, 2016 at 8:23 pm #

      I have call many time to get my tree taking out because it die I would love a new one I call plenty of time and they said if I wanted it down I need to wait two years are pay for it to be taking down I really would love a new tree my is 17 years I had it it die done no why but I really want another want please put me in the list thank you am also a block captain on my block I guess that mean nothing

  2. Rick Mead March 10, 2016 at 12:04 pm #

    I live on 1500 block of Latona St. How would I go about trying to get trees planted along the side of the street that borders the playground? There are a couple
    Of trees along the school itself.

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